new Delhi : Refuting any leadership crisis in the Congress party, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Monday that Rahul Gandhi is still the party's captain and will be in the future also.
Talking to the media headquarters at Gahlot here, Gehlot said, "Rahul is the captain of the party and will be there too. I had said this during the performance of the party office here last month."
He refused to comment on the decision to appoint a new president of Congress Working Committee (CWC) after leaving Rahul Gandhi's post. Rahul had made his resignation letter public last month. In support of Rahul Gandhi, Gehlot said, "He has the courage to fight BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi."
He accused the BJP of using the armed forces to fight for Lok Sabha elections while playing religious feelings.
He said, "Whoever achieves height also falls one day and this same thing will happen with BJP also. He has achieved the height, but now if he does not fulfill his election promises, people will soon Will begin to ignore. "
On the question about the fate of the Karnataka Government, Galhot said, "People are supreme in democracy and whatever decision will be made, it will be accepted."
Accusing the BJP of misusing government machinery, the Chief Minister said, "BJP's behavior is presenting a false example. You are in power and are doing its best to get the elected government from the throne, which is wrong. "
He said that whatever happened in Telangana and Goa is currently being repeated in Karnataka. According to Gehlot, adding Congress MLAs to their party will have long-term losses to the BJP.
Asked about the issues of the current leadership in the party in view of the crisis in the 14-month-old Congress and Janata Dal Secular (JD-S) coalition government in Karnataka, Gehlot said, "There is no leadership crisis in the party. But will decide. "