With Tamil Nadu elections just some months away, it seems all will not be properly in Tamil Nadu Congress. Simply moments after the social gathering introduced a brand new crew for the state, Sivaganga MP and P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram has stoked controversy.
“What the Tamil Nadu Congress wants is a compact crew not an excellent jumbo committee. These giant committees serve no objective. With elections 90 days away we’d like a crew which has the authority and accountability,” he informed Information18.com.
The reference is to the announcement of 32 vice-presidents, 57 common secretaries and 104 secretaries and treasurers which have been appointed. Karti responded instantly by tweeting “These jumbo committees serve no objective… Nobody can have any authority which suggests no accountability,” he tweeted. He tagged Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and organisation in cost KC Venugopal in his tweet.
Congress, at current, has 7 MLAs within the 234-seat meeting, and eight MPs out of the 39 from the state. The Congress hopes to contest strongly in at the least 25 seats and the variety of workplace bearers far outnumbers the seats Congress might contest from.
It’s a state which is unquestionably the main target for the Congress because it has some excessive profile faces like P Chidambaram, Karti and B Manickam. Nevertheless it’s a state the place the social gathering is closely reliant on alliance companion DMK, and has misplaced some faces like Jayanthi Natarajan and Khushboo through the years. They could not swing many votes however they actually grabbed consideration.
Karti has been very vocal on the state of the social gathering, not simply in his state however throughout the nation. Although Karti didn’t signal the letter of ‘group of 23’ however a lot of his ideas have been much like them.
This time round in Lok Sabha whereas Congress fell a lot beneath expectations, it did higher within the South, giving the social gathering hope of a resurgence, which is why elections this 12 months in Tamil Nadu and Kerala are much more vital.
However the main impediment for the social gathering is a possible rise of the BJP, which has been working exhausting to make inroads into the southern states. Although the saffron social gathering nonetheless has a protracted option to go, figuring out the social gathering’s observe document and present trajectory, the hazard for Congress is that it is probably not lengthy earlier than BJP overtakes it within the state.
Sources within the Congress nonetheless dismissed Karti’s objections saying a celebration has to stability calls for, and the people who find themselves appointed will in the long run assist the social gathering.