Distancing itself from Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s remark that there was no internal democracy in the party, the Congress said that issues relating to state unit has been settled.
Asked to respond to Virbhadra Singh’s remark, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said: “You have to go to him and ask the true meaning of this statement.”
“If there is a constructive suggestion, there is always scope for improvement in every party and we are open to it.
“Third, all such issues relating to Himachal Pradesh have very recently been discussed under the chairmanship of the Vice President of the party (Rahul Gandhi) in context of the Shinde Committees’ detailed report and most of them have not only been analyzed but also settled,” he added.
The Chief Minister Singh had said there was no “internal democracy” in the party and old system of getting elected to party posts no longer exists.
Amid a running feud with state party president Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu, Virbhadra Singh had met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and sought a “free hand” in order to fight the assembly elections and also wanted the former removed.