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Jyotiraditya Scindi

January 1, 2018

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As a result, RAKESH SINHA: After every defeat, Congress workers ask for Priyanka Gandhi to actively join politics Kumari Selja: This family has led us for so long made sacrifices for the party and the country Their leadership means everything to us The decision lies with the family If Priyanka wishes to come the party will welcome her with open arms but if she decides to confine herself to Amethi and Rae Bareli that is again their decision COOMI KAPOOR: Bhupinder Singh Hooda had said that Haryana had become number one in economic growth Why did the voter not feel that way Kumari Selja:In the Lok Sabha elections we lost nine seats in Haryana and won only one which was his own then his son’s And even now the Vidhan Sabha results have shown that out of 15 10 have come from his sphere of influence Rohtak The people have spoken But you see what a drought there has been in other districts In five parliamentary constituencies we didn’t get even a single seat Fifty-six of your candidates come third fourth or fifth… what does it show People have spoken Whenever we said anything they would say ‘They have some grudge or axe to grind’ We were simply speaking for the people our workers and our region That was not paid heed to and the results are there for everyone to see MANEESH CHHIBBER: Should not the onus of acting against Hooda also rest with the party leadership Kumari Selja: Are we to assume that Hooda was not running the state A chief minister is a chief minister Once you are appointed it is your responsibility to make sure there is equitable growth make sure people do not feel left out ensure workers feel involved — these are not things for the high command to take care of MONOJIT MAJUMDAR: You spoke of the sacrifice of this family and the family has repeatedly spoken of it too The past several elections have shown that the voters don’t seem to be connecting with this theme Is there a thought after these repeated defeats that maybe you should pitch yourself differently to a country whose demographic has changed significantly Kumari Selja: There is no doubt that we have to reinvent ourselves And I don’t think we can hold the leadership responsible We have to think at every level — grassroots state national Other leaders too have to pitch in counsel go to the field and work It can’t just be Rahul or Sonia Gandhi going to rallies and getting the votes What are we people doing They have to inspire us and they continue to MONOJIT MAJUMDAR: Would the results have been different had Rahul and Sonia campaigned more actively addressed more rallies travelled more Kumari Selja: They have done their bit What about our work There are problems in the state what can they do MONOJIT MAJUMDAR: The PM addressed 27 rallies in the state Kumari Selja: They didn’t have anyone else They didn’t have any leadership in the state He had to be a prime minister be like a chief minister and a local leader too RAJ KAMAL JHA: Why are you distancing the party leadership from the defeat Kumari Selja:They have to inspire us ultimately we are the foot-soldiers RAJ KAMAL JHA: So Sonia and Rahul are not responsible for the defeat Kumari Selja:They are not ABANTIKA GHOSH: How much were the Vadra land deals a factor in Haryana Kumari Selja: People keep talking about the Vadra land deals again and again I don’t know if there’s anything illegal in them I don’t think till now anyone has ever said that anything was illegal about those transactions If a businessman chooses to buy some land just because he belongs to a certain family why do you want to hold him guilty for doing his business Where was the issue of corruption here MANEESH CHHIBBER: Have you met Mrs Gandhi or Rahul after the Haryana election results Kumari Selja: Not yet MANEESH CHHIBBER: So if you were to meet them what would you tell them Apart from Hooda what were the other factors that led to the loss Kumari Selja: This has to be looked at in greater depth There are many factors not just one And each has to be gone into very seriously Because to come up from the third position will require a lot of hard work and concerted effort on everybody’s part MANEESH CHHIBBER: Would this mean more involvement of the central leadership in state affairs Kumari Selja:Yes to the point that correct decisions have to be taken A lot more people have to become involved in decision-making AMRITH LAL: The Antony panel looked into the reasons for the Lok Sabha defeat Were the findings shared with the rest of the party Kumari Selja: They met a large number of people across the country A report was filed and given to the leadership That was the purpose I don’t think at any point it was said that the findings would be discussed in the party P VAIDYANATHAN IYER: Why is it that in the Congress whenever there is a loss the leadership is completely shielded and whenever there is a victory the leadership is extolled Kumari Selja: That is your comment It’s the media’s comment This is the way the party functions; it’s not insulating the leadership The leadership is very involved in every decision they are the ones who guide us and inspire us there’s no question of insulating them If we suffer any setbacks we have to overcome them who else will We all have to overcome these with guidance from the leadership AJAY SHANKAR: What is your response to the slogan ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’ Kumari Selja: They have nothing else to say or give to the people so they come up with slogans But one thing I can say for sure the country’s history and the party’s history are so closely intertwined that you can never have this kind of wishful thinking The Congress is in the hearts of the people It lives in the villages You go to any village or mohalla and ask who is a Congressi and people will tell you they’ve supported the party for generations The youth is with the Congress the older people are with the Congress We have all received setbacks electoral setbacks but not in terms of ideology The Congress ideology is in everybody’s heart; you cannot take away a person’s heart from their body then they’ll be soulless The country would be soulless without the Congress SEEMA CHISHTI: What is the one thing you’ve learned from the BJP What have they got right about India given the enormous mandate they’ve won Kumari Selja: Without wishing to sound arrogant the Congress and BJP are on two different planks with two completely different ideologies Ours is a completely secular ideology We take everyone along we talk about the poor we talk about the development of every segment The BJP has a different ideology we cannot take anything from them Rather we wish they would take from us SEEMA CHISHTI: Not in terms of their ideas but in terms of how they conducted the elections Kumari Selja: Our major handicap was that we were in power for 10 years Perhaps people wanted to see something new After 10 years people do want a change specially younger people Those who are 18 today would have been eight when we came in those who are 20 would have been 10 What does a 10-year-old child know But at 20 he’ll have his own idea about things And how will he remember today how things were 10 years ago So he might say ‘OK maybe that will be better than this now’ ABHISHEK ANGAD*: For the BJP it’s Modi now as they’re projecting him For the Congress who’s the glue Kumari Selja: Our glue is the leadership our ideology our workers Please don’t forget that every time we’ve gone out of power we’ve also come back on the strength of our leadership ideology and workers You have seen in Rajasthan recently We were decimated there A few months down the line we won three out of four seats in the by-elections Something went right after going horribly wrong People looked back and they realised that the Congress was not so bad; they saw the new regime and decided that maybe what the Congress represents is better RAKESH SINHA: First Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel then Mahatma Gandhi now Jawaharlal Nehru The BJP leaders seem to be embracing all the Congress icons Kumari Selja: That’s because they have nothing of their own They have no history no contribution in the freedom struggle of their own So they just poach But we are very happy and proud that they are poaching our leaders And correct me if I’m wrong because I’ve only heard this and not read it myself I’m also glad to see that perhaps Mr Modi is now planning to do something on Pandit Nehru’s birthday So is it a tacit admission that the Congress has contributed to building this nation and everything the Congress has done is not wrong He will have to admit it one day Today it’s tacit some day it will be open RAKESH SINHA: But no member of the Gandhi family has found place in the committee that has been reconstituted for Nehru’s 125th birth anniversary celebrations Kumari Selja: That reflects their way of thinking Transcribed by Shantanu David & Suyash Gabriel *EXIMS student For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News particularly inflation, the limit is also revised from time to time to keep it in line with ground realities, SGPC and Shiromani Akali Dal leaders also challenged the Haryana government and HSGMC. the Punjab and Haryana High Court issued notices to the Punjab government, Russia, Russia, In its petition, who had contended that the issuance of the notification without amending the Motor Vehicles Act was in gross violation of the rule-making power of the government.

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