Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra “would be the right choice for the post of Congress President”.
Singh further said that if the outgoing party chief Rahul Gandhi suggests Priyanka’s name for the top post, the party would extend its full support.
With the Congress leadership in limbo after the resignation of Rahul Gandhi, party veteran Natwar Singh had last week backed Priyanka Gandhi for the position.
He further said that having a non-Gandhi at the helm will cause the party to split.
Natwar Singh had also praised Priyanka’s capability to handle the party while referring to her visit to Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra to visit the firing victims.
Earlier this month, days after Rahul Gandhi made public his decision to resign from the post of Congress President, Amarinder Singh had urged the Congress Working Committee (CWC) to pick a “dynamic young leader” to replace Gandhi.
Terming Rahul Gandhi’s decision as “unfortunate”, Singh said he hoped to see another dynamic youth leader as Congress president to galvanise party.
He further urged the CWC to take note of young India’s need for a young leader, aligned to the aspirations of a large youth population, and with grassroots connect.
Rahul Gandhi went public with a formal assertion that he has resigned as the Congress president, taking responsibility for the party’s decimation in the recent Lok Sabha elections.
Rahul Gandhi has been adamant to resign from the post of Congress President since the party faced a drubbing in the recently held Lok Sabha elections in which the party could win only 52 seats, only 8 more than its 2014 tally.