Priyanka Gandhi had last week gone to Assam on a two-day visit and addressed a few public rallies and also met Assam tea garden workers.
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Khurshid, a former Union minister, asked them to worry about how they would be judged in history than to seek a better place in the present.
Gandhi, who was attending a webinar organised by US University Cornell through video conference, said he was the first-person to say that democratic election within the party is absolutely critical.
With four states and a Union Territory set to face Assembly elections soon, the party leadership is treading cautiously even as the G23 seeks to fan out in Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said that the Congress will castigate anyone who wants democracy in the party, wants its president to be elected, speaks in favour of politics of development.
This comes as Azad praised PM Narendra Modi at the G-23 event in the state saying that he speaks frankly about his past as a tea-seller and never tried to hide his background from the world.
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The first-of-its-kind protest against the former J&K CM came days after a rally addressed by some 'G-23' leaders ostensibly to felicitate Azad on his retirement from the Rajya Sabha.
Azad belongs to the group of 23 Congress leaders, who had written to Sonia Gandhi, seeking an organisational overhaul of the party and a leadership change.
The statement comes days after the Prime Minister broke down in the Parliament while bidding goodbye to Azad, who led the Opposition in the Upper House.
Sibal was among several party leaders including Manish Tewari, former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Raj Babbar and Anand Sharma who joined Azad at a function in Jammu.
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The advice came in response to the remarks made by some members of the "Group of 23", who got together to address a non-political rally in Jammu and said the Congress has "weakened".
The former chief minister also stressed the importance of unity among the residents of the Union Territory to fight the threats from China and Pakistan.
Azad's statement came after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's 'North-South' remark that came while addressing a public rally in Thiruvananthapuram earlier this week.
Mallikarjun Kharge flagged the ongoing farmers stir demanding repeal of the three farm laws enacted by Parliament last year.
With Kharge, the party has brought in a Gandhi loyalist who will toe the party line and avoid embarrassing situations.