New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said that it is necessary for the Congress party to fix its leadership issues on top priority otherwise people will perceive that the party is “adrift”.
Tharoor told PTI that it was up to Rahul Gandhi to take a call if he wishes to return as Congress chief and if not the party needs to find an “active and full-time leadership”. This will ease the party to go ahead as the nation expects.
“The immediate cause of worry for many of us is that there appears to be a growing perception in the eyes of the public that we, as a political entity, are adrift,” Tharoor said.
“But for us to do so, we do need to fix our current leadership issues. We need to start with a longer-term, as opposed to interim, Congress president, as well as the ‘elected’ membership of the Working Committee,” the former Union minister said.
“The larger concern and the need of the hour is to find a new president and leadership, and I am confident that if we do so through a participatory, transparent and democratic electoral process internally, the workers will at the end of the day throw their might and energy behind whoever emerges as the winning candidate,” he said.