A five-term former MLA, Ajay Rai who challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections, assumed cost as new the president of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) on Thursday.
Rai, thought of an aggressive chief, is claimed to be the selection of All India Congress Committee (AICC) normal secretary (in cost Uttar Pradesh) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and exudes confidence of taking the Congress to success within the 2024 Lok Sabha election.
Umesh Raghuvanshi spoke to him about his challenges and the journey forward:
Q. Will Priyanka Gandhi proceed because the AICC normal secretary (in cost UP)?
A. Sure, she is going to proceed because the in cost for UP. She isn’t going anyplace. I can say this with authority because the UPCC president. We are going to battle the 2024 Lok Sabha elections underneath her management. Why ought to there be a query about her being shifted out of Uttar Pradesh?
Q. Will Priyanka Gandhi contest the 2024 Lok Sabha elections?
A. I’ll request her to contest from Varanasi. It’s for her to take a name the place to contest from.
Q. Will she contest from Amethi?
A. There’s a demand for Rahul Gandhi to contest from Amethi. The individuals of Amethi have made the demand. Union minister Smriti Irani made a number of guarantees to the individuals of Amethi. These guarantees haven’t been fulfilled.
Q. Will you contest the 2024 Lok Sabha elections?
A. The Congress excessive command will determine. I contested the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections in opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi on the directives of the get together excessive command.
Q. Are you glad with the turnout of leaders at UPCC headquarters on Thursday?
A. Sure, employees got here from throughout Uttar Pradesh on Thursday as I took over because the UPCC president. There was loads of enthusiasm. We are going to take everyone alongside as we battle for the individuals of Uttar Pradesh.
Q. What about factionalism in Congress?
A. We are going to take all of the get together employees together with us. We are going to search cooperation of all the previous UPCC presidents. These embody Ajay Kumar Lallu, Brijlal Khabri and all different former UPCC presidents.
Q. Is the zonal system gone?
A. Sure, the UPCC’s six zones are not there. We are going to represent the UPCC organisation afresh quickly. We may have the UPCC organisation in place by September 2023. We are going to represent the district models too by September 2023.
Q. Points for elections?
A. There isn’t a dearth of points. Rising inflation, unemployment and corruption are a number of the points the individuals are straight involved with. The forms is running the federal government. Legislators are solely writing letters and even the ministers or the deputy chief ministers don’t have any powers to successfully act even within the departments underneath their supervision.
Q. Any particular instance?
A. A girl needed to ship an immature child on the street alongside the Raj Bhawan within the state capital. Deputy chief minister Brajesh Pathak went to the spot. The ambulance, nevertheless, didn’t attain there. The deputy chief minister has not been in a position to take any efficient motion in opposition to the officers of his division for the lapses in the entire situation. He can’t act in opposition to any senior officer.
Q. What about sharing of seats with the INDIA alliance?
A. This will probably be determined by the get together excessive command.
Q. You stated you need Rahul Gandhi as Prime Minister after the 2024 Lok Sabha elections?
A. Sure, this is what I’ve stated.
Q. However the INDIA alliance is but to determine a candidate for the PM’s submit?
A. I’ve stated we wish Rahul Gandhi as prime ministerial candidate, contesting all of the 80 Lok Sabha seats. The Congress excessive command will take a name in case of sharing of seats.
Q. Will the BSP be part of the alliance?
A. This is a matter that the BSP management can reply.
Q. Your tackle the law-and-order state of affairs?
A. There isn’t a regulation and order in Uttar Pradesh. We see crime rising.
Q. What concerning the crime in opposition to ladies?
A. This authorities doesn’t have respect for ladies.
A. Amar Mani Tripathi, the previous minister and convict (alongside along with his spouse Madhumani Tripathi) in Madhumita Shukla homicide case is being launched from jail. Amar Mani Tripathi was not despatched to jail for preventing for the individuals. He was convicted in against the law in opposition to a lady. Chinmayanand was accused of rape. Sakshi Maharaj was accused of crime in opposition to ladies. The BJP’s Kuldeep Sengar has been convicted on fees of rape. The BJP authorities’s function in Hathras incident is public data. They’re all of the BJP leaders. They don’t respect ladies.