The top decision making body of the Congress met at a time when 23 senior leaders of the party have questioned the leadership.
NEW DELHI || As if one electoral debacle after another was not enough and the party cared even less for the leaders who deserted them over the past few years, the bitter turf war - Mahabharat, in the Congress Working Committee (CWC) that met 'virtually' on Monday, saddened many party supporters and sympathisers. On the other hand it brought smiles to the BJP, which in 2014 set out on a "Congress-mukt Bharat' mission!
The Congress, which has been going through the worst phase and has been battered by the Modi juggernaut for the last few years, was hopeful that something would emerge in the working committee meeting on Monday. Senior party leaders and workers were eyeing this meeting for the past several days with hope. Till Sunday, there were reports that the coronation of the new President of Congress in the Working Committee was the most important decision.
But the script of the Congress Working Committee, which started at 11 am, apparently was written several days ago. As soon as the meeting started in Delhi, the Congress was completely torn between the two camps. The top decision making body of the Congress met at a time when 23 senior leaders of the party have questioned the leadership.
Rahul Gandhi, who arrived at the meeting sternly, stubbornly accused senior leaders of the party Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal of being in collusion with the BJP. Not only this, Rahul has even said that in the Congress meeting, the BJP has fitted its 'Wazir'.
Angry after Rahul's allegations, Ghulam Nabi Azad said, if proved to be a connivance with the Bharatiya Janata Party, he would resign. In the beginning of the meeting, the matter of the letter of senior Congressmen became public. Sonia Gandhi offered resignation from the post of Interim President. They also responded to the letter in which the leadership was questioned. After this, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Defense Minister AK Antony criticized the letter.
Many Congress Party leaders are benefiting BJP: Rahul Gandhi
In the meeting of the Congress Working Committee, Rahul Gandhi said that there are many senior Congress leaders who are directly leaking confidential things and benefiting the BJP. After Rahul's statement, the battle of Congress leaders surfaced on Twitter. Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal took to Twitter and retaliated on Rahul Gandhi's allegations.
Sibal wrote that Rahul Gandhi is saying that we have met the Bharatiya Janata Party. I placed the right side of the Congress party in the Rajasthan High Court, saved the party in Manipur. In the last 30 years, there has been no statement that will benefit the Bharatiya Janata Party on any issue. Still it is being said that we are with the BJP. Randeep Surjewala responded to Sibal's tweet.
Surjewala wrote that Rahul Gandhi has not used any such word, so do not get into any kind of rumor, but we have to fight together against the Modi government. Apart from these leaders, Ghulam Nabi Azad also offered to resign. In fact, when Rahul Gandhi described the leaders writing the letter as helpful to the BJP, Ghulam Nabi Azad said that if this happens, he will resign, the decision to write the letter was only the working committee.
About 15 days ago, 23 party leaders wrote a letter to Sonia Gandhi and said that the BJP is continuously moving forward. In the last elections, the youths strongly voted for Narendra Modi. Leadership in Congress should be full time and its effect should also be seen.
BJP Gleeful at the Bickering in the Congress
While there has been no statement from the BJP central leadership so far in the fight between senior leaders in the Congress Working Committee. But Home Minister of Madhya Pradesh Narottam Mishra has definitely expressed his glee at this Mahabharat in Congress.
Taking potshots, Narottam Mishra said that there are many qualified candidates for the post of president in the Congress. These include Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, Rehan Vadra, Miraya Vadra. Workers should understand, he added, that the Congress is like a school where only the headmaster's children always topped in the class.
On the other hand, in support of Rahul, senior party leader Salman Khurshid said that everyone's consent should be seen instead of internal contradictions. Khurshid said that Rahul has full support of the workers. Similarly, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh also said that at present, the Gandhi family should take over the reins of the party. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel also expressed confidence in Rahul Gandhi. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that Rahul should come forward and lead the party.