Ghulam Nabi Azad Interview: Leader of Opposition, Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, on Sunday, said that “Congress is on its lowest in the last 72 years”. During an interview with ANI, Azad said that “There is no rebellion in Congres party.”
Ghulam Nabi Azad said that “Congress is on its lowest in the last 72 years. Congress does not have even the post of Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha during the last two terms. But Congress won 9 seats in Ladakh hill council elections even as we were not expecting such a positive result.”
“Office bearers should understand their responsibility. Till the time, office bearers are appointed, they won’t go. But if all office bearers are elected, then they will understand their responsibility. Right now, anyone gets any post in the party,” he added.
He further said that “Polls aren’t worn by 5-star culture. The problem with leaders today is if they get a party ticket, they first book a 5-star hotel. They won’t go if there’s a rough road. Till the time 5-star culture is given up, one can’t win elections.”
On being asked about recent losses, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said “We all were worried about losses, especially about Bihar and by-polls results. I don’t blame the leadership for the loss. Our people have lost the connection on the ground. One should be in love with their party.”
“Till the time, we change our way of functioning at every level, things won’t change. Leadership needs to give a program to party workers and hold elections for posts. One should be so much indispensable that leadership asks for you in your absence,” Ghulam Nabi Azad said during the interview.
“I’m giving a clean chit to Gandhis due to COVID-19 pandemic as they can’t do much right now. There’s no change in our demands. They’ve agreed to most of our demands. Our leadership should hold elections if they want to become a national alternative and revive the party,” said Azad.
“Our party’s structure has collapsed,” he said, adding that “We need to rebuild our structure, and then if any leader is elected in that structure, it will work. But saying that just by changing the leader, we’ll win Bihar, UP, MP, etc. is wrong. That will happen once we change the system,” he added.
“Be it our party or any other, the culture of sycophancy has become the main reason for the party’s death as well as the downfall of leaders. We should stay away from this culture at all levels. Politics is a penance. Shame on those who join politics for enjoyment and money,” he said.