Calling the Congress’ ballot debacle in Delhi an ‘unmitigated catastrophe like coronavirus’, senior party chief Jairam Ramesh has said it must ‘ruthlessly’ reinvent itself or face the prospect of turning into irrelevant.
The notice of caution for the Congress by using Ramesh, a former Union Minister known for his outspoken views, got here shut on the heels of a call by fellow party leader M Veerappa Moily for a ‘surgical’ motion to revive the party.
“Congress leaders have to reinvent themselves. Congress birthday celebration has to reinvent itself if it has to be relevant,” Ramesh, 65, told PTI in an interview here on Wednesday. “Otherwise, we are staring at irrelevance. Our vanity has to go, even after six years out of energy sometimes, some of us behave as if we are nonetheless Ministers.” In Ramesh’s view, neighborhood degree leaders have to be influenced and nurtured and be given freedom and autonomy.