G-23 never sought leader from outside Gandhi family as Congress president: Kamal Nath

New Delhi, 31/3: Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath on Thursday claimed that the G-23 group of Congress dissidents never demanded that a leader from outside the Gandhi family head the party.



Their demand of organisational polls has been met as elections will be held within three months, he said, speaking to reporters at his residence here.


Asked about the demand that somebody from outside the Gandhi family should become the president of Congress, Nath said, “The party elections are going to be held. This G-23 group is very close to me. They have been my colleagues for years. They have never made any such demand. In fact, all their demands have already been met. They have asked for party elections and they are going to be held. Polls can’t be held without membership, so that process is also going on and elections will be held in three months’ time.”


Those sitting in cities like Delhi, Bhopal, Mumbai and Bengaluru and talking about the country do not understand “towns and villages,” he further said.

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