New Delhi, Jan.16: Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi on Thursday said that the Congress’s campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections will be lead by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.
“This meeting of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) declares that 2014 General Elections campaign will be lead by Rahul Gandhi,” Dwivedi told media here today.
“Today’s meeting is an extended meeting of AICC working committee which was attended by the presidents of state committees, parliamentary party members and chiefs of our frontal organization. This meeting discussed the resolution to be passed in the AICC meet. All the proposals and drafts have been discussed. We prepared a detailed resolution which covers all the issues,” he added.
Dwivedi said there was a general feeling among the members that Rahul should be named as the prime ministerial candidate of the Congress.
“There was a discussion on Rahul Gandhi. However, Congress president Sonia Gandhi intervened in between and said that it is not the tradition of the Congress that just because some party has declared their candidate, doesn’t mean we should too.
“There was already a consensus that Rahul will be leading the campaign for election, and therefore, there is no need for a discussion on this,” he added.
Dwivedi also quoted Rahul as saying, “I am loyal party worker. I will carry out whatever responsibility is given to me.”