‘No vacancy’ for leadership role for Priyanka in Cong, says Shashi Tharoor
With Sonia and Rahul Gandhi at the top, Congress has ‘no vacancy’ for a leadership role, party leader Shashi Tharoor on Saturday said amid speculation that Priyanka Gandhi could assume a bigger responsibility in the organisation.
‘Congress has a president and a vice-president, who is not only functioning but also active. Off course, Priyanka Gandhi is campaigning in two Lok Sabha constituencies (Amethi and Rae Bareli),’ Tharoor, who is also a party spokesperson, told reporters, adding that she herself had restricted her role to the two seats.
Asked if this meant Priyanka was not required, Tharoor said ‘there is no vacancy at the moment. We have a President and a Vice President and they are doing a job’.