Andhra Congress rallies behind Nehru family

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APCC president Sake Sailajanath has written a letter to the Congress interim president extending total support to her leadership. 

Rallying strongly behind the Nehru family, the Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee on August 24 (Monday) has requested Sonia Gandhi to continue as the AICC president as "there is no other leader in the Congress to give a strong leadership."

The APCC said in case she does not want to continue in her position, Rahul Gandhi must hold the reins of the party.

"The APCC unanimously resolved and holds a strong belief that you should continue to lead the party as Congress President at this crucial juncture," APCC president Sake Sailajanath was quoted by a news agency as saying.

"But if you have made up your mind otherwise and a change is inevitable, I believe that Rahul Gandhi should come forward and take up the responsibility of Congress president since the party needs him to lead the struggle from the front as the country faces the biggest challenge ever to its secular democracy and the Constitution," he added.

He wrote a letter to Sonia Gandhi in this regard, referring to media reports of the desire she expressed to resign from the post and "controversial letter" purportedly written by some senior Congress leaders.

"I wish to strongly reiterate the fact that currently no other leader in the Congress can give the party a strong leadership and any move to deprive the party of an able, visionary and courageous leadership would give advantage to the divisive and dictatorial forces," Sailajanath said.

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