‘Congress Would Have Performed Better Under Priyanka Gandhi’s Leadership’ Says Rahul Gandhi’s Ex-Aide Pankaj Shankar
Pankaj Shankar (Photo Credits: ANI)

New Delhi, November 3: Rahul Gandhi's former aide Pankaj Shankar on Sunday said that the Indian National Congress party would have done better if Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had led the party rather than Rahul Gandhi. On Saturday, Shankar said that Rahul Gandhi is still under "internship" despite joining politics 15 years ago in 2004. Milind Deora Bats for Priyanka Gandhi for Congress President Post, Says 'Will be Happy if She Comes and Leads'.

"Not only me, but ask any Congress worker across the country or ask anyone in opposition, they will agree that the state of Congress party would not have been so bad if Priyanka Gandhi had led the party," Pankaj Shankar said. Priyanka Gandhi Not Keen on Becoming Congress President, Says 'Don't Drag Me Into This'.

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On his remark of calling Rahul Gandhi a "political intern", he said, "Rahul has been in politics for 15 years now. We've fallen from 3 digits to 2 digits(in seat count) under whose leadership? Everyone knows about it. It is an internship which isn't concluding. There have been experiments in Youth Congress and NSUI. The election result in Amethi was also not in their favour. What will be the next experiment? The only party is left now."

"I don't have any personal animosity towards him. I don't think he is mature enough to lead the party," said Shankar, who earlier served as an advisor in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry during the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.