Khushbu meets Sonia as expectations of new TNCC chief reaches its peak

The meeting assumes significance as the list of contenders for the post of TNCC president is burgeoning with every passing day.

Published: 12th July 2016 08:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2016 08:15 PM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: A day after holding discussions with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, party’s national spokesperson Khusbu on Tuesday called on AICC president Sonia Gandhi in the national capital. 

The meeting assumes significance as the list of contenders for the post of TNCC president is burgeoning with every passing day.

Answering queries of mediapersons later, Khushbu said she had briefed the party leadership about the growth of Congress in Tamil Nadu ‘during the past two years’. Though EVKS Elangovan was the TNCC president for the past two years, Khushbu said she did not insist that he should be allowed to lead the party in Tamil Nadu.

Asked whether she had urged on the continuance of EVKS Elangovan as the TNCC chief, Khushbu said "I am not promoting anyone and I am not the personal assistant of Elangovan. I am functioning as the spokesperson of the party. I am working for the Congress party and for AICC president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi. I am not working for any individual.”

Responding to another query, Khushbu said at a time when peopole of the country were facing many a problem, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was been touring foreign countries. According to her the BJP-led NDA government had been implementing many a welfare schemes of the previous UPA regime in different names.

A senior functionary in TNCC said for more than three weeks, party work had come to a standstill because of the Congress high command’s delay in the appointment of a new president.

Just two days more for the celebration of the 114th anniversary, Congress cadre and functionaries are eagerly awaiting the announcement of a new president.

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