CWC member Venkat Swamy wants Sonia out

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    CWC member Venkat Swamy wants Sonia out

    HYDERABAD: Congress Working Committee (CWC) member and senior party leader G.Venkat Swamy Tuesday demanded resignation of Sonia Gandhi as party president, blaming her for the mushrooming corruption scandals and poll reverses of the party in several states.

    In his attack on the party chief, which came as a surprise for political observers, the veteran Andhra leader said Sonia Gandhi should step down and give chance to a new leader. Raising the issue of her foreign origin, he said the party needs a leader born in India.

    The former union minister said corruption can be eliminated and the Congress party can be saved only if Gandhi steps down as the party president. “I am demanding that Sonia Gandhi should go,” said the 82-year-old leader.

    Blaming her for the defeat of the party in many states, he said if she continued as the party president, it would lose even the five states where it is currently in power.

    “Congress has a glorious history of 125 years but see its plight today. Out of 29 states, it is in power in only five states and if Sonia Gandhi continues as party president, it will lose even those states,” said Venkat Swamy.

    He also termed as “shameful” the visit of senior party leader and Defence Minister A.K. Antony to the house of Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) chief K.Chiranjeevi to seek his support for the Congress government in the state.

    “It is shocking for a senior leader like me. As an envoy of Sonia Gandhi, Antony drove straight from the airport to Chiranjeevi’s house. A party like the Congress is going with a begging bowl to the house of a ‘nachne wala’ (actor) who fought elections against the same Congress party,” said the leader from Telangana.

    He also alleged that when Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy was the chief minister, his friend and advisor K.V.P.Ramachandra Rao often visited Delhi to give “gifts” to Congress leaders.

    Venkat Swamy said the Congress had deviated from the principles of Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi and was now trying to join hands with anybody for power. “Victory or defeat is not important. Even Indira Gandhi lost but she never compromised on principles,” he said.

    The CWC member alleged that senior leader like him was being sidelined by Gandhi and was not being given an appointment. He claimed he enjoyed free access to top leaders like Nehru and Indira Gandhi.

    “Who can expel me from the Congress party?” asked the veteran leader in reply to a query if he is not afraid of disciplinary action. He made it clear that he would remain in the party till his last breath.

    “Nation is more important than son,” he said to a query if he fears action against his son and party MP G.Vivek.
     
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    Oh yeah get her outta there. Who will succeed her? Son Rahul. Sab ghar mein hi rahega.
     
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    I wonder how long the gentleman will be wearing the Gandhi cap now that he has violated the Blasphemy Law. Sacrilege, I would say.

    The man must be insane.

    And how did the media get a whiff of this?
     
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    It appears that Sonia G and Rahul bete do not command the awe of the earlier Gandhis.

    If they did, then this would have never occurred.

    Or is it that there is a general greater awareness of democracy these days?
     
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    Venkat Swamy must have reached his wits end,enough to bell the cat.It appears a significant portion of the AP congress rank and file has virtually given up on Sonia Gandhi and vice-versa.There is no doubt that the octogenarian leader will be put through the disciplining programme or will be forced to quit.
     
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    Sonia is probably the best thing right now. Other than the fact that she is wily, she has her party's reins in a tight leash. Can't say the same for her coalition though.

    I don't see Rahul mature enough to be able to contest the 2013 elections. He will have to display amazing alacrity if he's even to stand a chance of riding this nations PM ticket.

    I'd actually prefer someone like P. Chidambaram or Montek Singh Aluhwalia at the nations' top post.
     
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    I would go for Pranab Mukherjee.

    He is a great organiser and excellent for smoothening ruffled feathers.

    Politics is all about being a Chanakya.

    Pranab Chanakkya Mukherjee takes the cake!!

    Everywhere when the Congress is under attack, he is the one who is shoved upfront to work out the issue and iron the creases with the Opposition.

    Indira Gandhi was the Head of the Monkey Brigade or something like that during the Independence struggle. Rahul G is ideal to follow in his grandmother's footstep and cut his political teeth. Currently, he has vigour, but a little short of brains of the political variety.
     
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