Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia while speaking at an Aaj Tak event in Delhi said his party will form government at the centre after 2019 general elections. Scindia also batted for Rahul Gandhi’s elevation as party chief and said Rahul should now become the Congress President to strengthen the party.
“Rahul should become the party president and the Congress will be strengthened under his leadership. The party will succeed in forming the government in 2019 elections,” Scindia said at the event.
Scindia’s remarks came amidst a raging debate in the party over Rahul’s elevation as the party chief. While some Congress leaders are advocating his elevation, some other party leaders are of the opinion that Congress president Sonia Gandhi should not retire now.
Taking a jibe at BJP’s “Congress-mukt Bharat” campaign, Scindia said the government and the ruling dispensation was fomenting intolerance in the country.
“If the country has to be kept undivided and peaceful, then it has to be based on the strong foundation of communal harmony. Development and progress can be made on a strong foundation only,” he said.
The Congress leader also attacked Modi government on its Pakistan policy and said the govt was indulging in “saree and shawl” diplomacy while Jawans were being killed on the border.
“Many jawans are being killed on the border. There were so many ceasefire violations at the border. Kashmir is burning today,” he said, accusing the government of failing to control the situation.