The power to reform from within the Congress has the leadership: Bhupinder Hooda

Veteran Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday stressed that he has the power and leadership to reform himself from within the party, a remark that comes just days after talks broke out between the party and electoral strategist Prashant Kishore, who proposed major reforms. Organization.

In an interview with PTI ahead of the party’s three-day ‘Chintan Shibir’, which began in Udaipur, Rajasthan on Friday, Hooda, who was among 23 leaders who wrote a letter to party chief Sonia Gandhi for organizational change in 2020, expressed confidence that the intelligence session. All problems will be thrown face to face with the team.

Noting that the organizational election process is underway, the former Haryana chief minister said that the parliamentary board already existed and should exist in the party, but added that it was an issue that needed to be addressed after the ongoing organizational elections.

Asked about the issues raised by the G23 and whether they will be resolved soon, Hooda said, “This (G23) moniker has been provided by you (the media). Some of our senior congressmen have expressed this view. Yes, we wrote about it. Some steps have been taken. ”

“We are not against anyone, we are in the interest of the party,” he said.

Asked whether the demands like formation of a parliamentary board would be discussed, he said, “The election process is going on, it will be over in a few months, other issues will be taken up after the election. There was a parliamentary board before, even under Indira Gandhi, and it should be there.” He said.

Asked if the G-23 was opposed to the party’s top leadership, Hooda said, “We’re not talking about leadership, we’re just talking about how to strengthen the party.”

He also said that the party is holding elections and the president will be elected.

Hooda said, “Why not? Congress is the oldest party in the country. Congress has the power, the Congress has the leadership, the Congress leader.” There is. Congress has a think-tank “, and it is capable of reforming from within.

He asserted that his confession had been obtained through torture.

The Congress said last month that party president Sonia Gandhi had invited electoral strategist Kishore to join the party and be part of its ‘Empowered Action Group-2024’ to formulate a strategy for the general election, but he turned down the offer.

Within minutes of Congress rejecting the teenager’s proposal, he went on to say that the party needed a coalition to address deep-rooted structural issues through reform.

How the party plans to tackle polarization, Hooda said the only solution is to follow the path of Mahatma Gandhi.

“He (Gandhi) was a Hindu and respected all religions. The country can move forward by following his path,” he stressed.

Talking about the ‘thinking camp’, Hooda said that the party has formed six panels in different fields which will discuss their respective issues and raise the voice of the people and pave the way for 2024.

Hooda, who is the convener of the congressional panel on agriculture for the camp, said the issue of agriculture has been discussed with many agronomists, from farmer leaders.

A draft has been made after talking to them and it will be discussed at the ‘thinking camp’, Hooda said.

“The MSP (guarantee) is a problem, there is an insurance problem, the debt on farmers is increasing, the crop has been damaged due to unseasonal rains, all these will be discussed,” he said.

Hooda met farmer leaders Rakesh Tikait and Yogendra Yadav and finalized their proposals before finalizing the agriculture agenda at the Chintan Shibir on Tuesday.

Asked about the possibility of an opposition alliance against the BJP in 2024, he said it would depend on the future situation.

“Sometimes it happens that the situation is aligned. The party will decide after discussing the matter with other parties,” he said.

Hooda also stressed the need to strengthen the party at the grassroots level of block committees and district committees.

The camp will begin on Friday afternoon, after which the 400 delegates will discuss topics in six groups – farmers and agriculture, economics, social justice and empowerment, politics, organization and youth and empowerment.

These discussions will continue on the first and second day and the conclusions will be recorded in the form of a declaration, a draft of which will be discussed at the meeting of the Congress Working Committee to be held in Udaipur on the third and final day.

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