Thiruvananthapuram: Three-time Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha member and senior leader Shashi Tharoor suggested on Saturday that the party's leadership should be replaced.
"None has spoken a word against Sonia Gandhi, but she herself is saying she wishes to step down and hence a new leadership should take over quickly," said Shashi Tharoor.
"If Rahul Gandhi wishes to take over, it should happen quickly," said Tharoor to the reporters as he arrived near Ernakulam on a day that saw the party's Punjab unit implode.
He argued that if Congress has to come back, things should return to normalcy fast and the country should be prepared for the upcoming elections, which should happen right away.
Incidentally, different Congress-affiliated groups have been calling for Rahul Gandhi to take over as the party's new president for some time now.
A group of 23 Congress leaders had written a letter to Sonia Gandhi last year asking for sweeping changes in the party.Tharoor was one of the signatories.