Cong needs big surgery, says Moily

The Congress high command is seriously considering restructuring of the party even as senior leader M Veerappa Moily has suggested a “major surgery to relook at itself within the turbulent environment”.

Moily, a former Karnataka chief minister, also suggested “drastic action” against persons in-charge of states and the chief ministers who have failed to deliver the desired results.

In an article published in the party’s journal Congress Sandesh, he cited swift actions by the Trinamool Congress and the AIADMK against non-performing leaders and stressed on the need to allow “fresh source of water or otherwise, the party will dry up”.
 “Congress cannot offer to retreat into the comfort zone but has to take on the bold foray into unfamiliar and untrodden territory,” he wrote.

Moily’s article comes in the aftermath of the decimation of the Congress in the recent Lok Sabha elections and at a time when party president Sonia Gandhi has been authorised by the Congress Working Committee to “take whatever steps necessary” to revamp the party organisation at all levels.

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