Janardan Dwivedi questions Rahul Gandhi successor selection process

Former Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi on Tuesday questioned the process of selecting a successor to Rahul Gandhi, who has quit as party president, and suggested that the latter should set up a formal mechanism on the issue.

He said Mr. Gandhi’s decision to step down was ideal and that everyone should follow him.

“What kind of a Committee is this where A.K. Antony had not participated? If there was a formal composition, it would be more credible,” said Mr. Dwivedi, who has been a part of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and handled organisational elections.

Mr. Dwivedi cited the example of former party chief Sonia Gandhi appointing a group of leaders to discharge her functions when she had gone to the United States for treatment in 2012.