Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has said a non-Gandhi should lead the party, as sought by Rahul Gandhi after he resigned from the post.
“He has said that none of us should be the president of the party and I am in full agreement with him,” Priyanka said, adding, “I think that the party should find its own path also.” About the party losing the perception battle against BJP, Priyanka said Congress was slow to understand “new media” and by the time it thought of putting out its point of view, the damage had been done.
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The Gandhi sibling also said that she would follow the instructions of a non-Gandhi “boss” on whether she should get the organisational charge of UP or Andaman & Nicobar.
The comments are part of an interview published in a book on next-generation leaders of India, excerpted by The Print on Tuesday.
Priyanka has been quoted as saying that after BJP levelled allegations of corruption against her husband Robert Vadra, she clarified everything to her son and daughter.
“After all the allegations were made about my husband, my first reaction was to pay a visit to my 13-year-old son and to show him every single transaction… I explained this to my daughter as well. I don’t hide things from my children, even the mistakes I make or the weaknesses I have. I am very open with them,” she said.
She said the long ED interrogations of her husband and the TV debates on the matter affected their children.
“My son was in an all-boys boarding school and he faced a lot of difficulties there because of these things,” she is quoted as saying. Priyanka says it was witnessing the “destruction of everything that our freedom fighters fought for and built” that pushed her to finally join politics