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It's not about a post but about my country, says Kapil Sibal a day after Congress meet Congress crisis
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It's not about a post but about my country, says Kapil Sibal a day after Congress meet

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 25 Aug 2020, 11:43 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: A day after the row over Kapil Sibal's tweet on Rahul Gandhi the senior Congress leader on Tuesday said 'it's not about a post but about my country.'

On Monday, Sibal slammed Rahul Gandhi for accusing him of "colluding" with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), bringing the fight within the party to public domain but later withdrew his tweet against the Gandhi scion.

Sibal withdrew his tweet after he was told by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi that the accusation was not "attributed" to the senior leader.

Sibal had tweeted, "Was informed by Rahul Gandhi personally that he never said what was attributed to him. I therefore withdraw my tweet ." (sic)

On Tuesday, the senior Congress leader posted a fresh tweet where he wrote: "It’s not about a post It’s about my country which matters most."

Sibal was among the 23 Congress leaders who had signed in the letter calling for sweeping organisational changes and "full-time, visible leadership" ahead of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Monday.

However, the Congress, in its highest decision-making body meeting that continued for 7 hours, decided that the helm of the party's leadership will remain with Sonia Gandhi for now.

"The CWC, reflecting the overwhelming view and desire of the rank and file of the Congress, unanimously resolved to strengthen the hands of Smt Sonia Gandhi and Shri Rahul Gandhi in every possible way,” the Congress party had said in its resolution.

In its resolution, the party had set a six-month time-frame for a session of the All India Congress Committee to launch the search for a new chief, as asked by Sonia Gandhi.

In reference to the 23 senior leaders, who were also dissent-letter writers, Sonia had said:  "I am hurt but they are my colleagues, bygones are bygones, let us work together."