New Delhi: Denying any leadership crisis in the Congress, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday said that Rahul Gandhi is still the captain of the party and will remain so in future. Speaking to media persons at the party headquarters here, Gehlot said: “Rahul is and will be captain of the party. I have said it last month during the protest at the party office here.” He refused to comment on the Congress Working Committee (CWC) decision on appointing a new chief, following the stepping down of Rahul Gandhi, who made his resignation letter public last month.
In support of Rahul Gandhi, Gehlot said: “He had the guts to take on the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.” He accused the BJP of fighting the Lok Sabha elections by hiding behind the armed forces and by exploiting religious sentiments. (IANS)