Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Veerappa Moily speaks to Outlook about poll strategist Prashant Kishor’s role in the party, leadership crisis and more..
The senior Congress leader also said that the party’s top leadership must see ideological commitment while promoting leaders.
The names of the recipients of the awards were announced by the National Academy of Letters during the opening day of its annual 'Festival of Letters' event
Moily expressed the view that judges should not take upon themselves to punish a person who makes allegations against them.
Veerappa Moily said the Congress Working Committee will take a call on the matter after Gandhi insisted he would quit as the party chief.
Emphasising that Gandhi alone can lead the party, he said it is the AICC in-charges and chiefs of states, where the party has done badly, who should be held accountable and not the Congress president.
The Air Force chief had said "Rafale was badly needed" and the top court gave a "very fine judgment". He also called the Rafale deal a "game changer".
Ever since Sonia Gandhi stepped down as the Congress president, there was speculation whether Rahul Gandhi would assume charge of the UPA chairperson or she would continue in the position.
Asked if he expected Rahul to take over next month, Moily said, "Possibly yes".
Indu Sarkar, based on the 1975-77 Emergency period, has evoked strong criticism and protest from the Congress party.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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