Former Union Minister Kapil Sibal again attacked the top leadership amid attacks by veteran leaders like Congress Parliamentary Party leader Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in the Lok Sabha. The veteran leader of Group-23, who wrote a letter to Sonia Gandhi, has even said that the Congress party is no longer an effective opposition in the country. He said this in an interview given to a news channel.
The former Union Minister said that the recent elections made it clear that Congress had no influence left in states like UP. Apart from this, in states like Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, where Congress was directly confronted with BJP, the results were very bad. He said, ‘We lost all eight seats in Gujarat. 65% of the votes went to the BJP’s account even though these seats were vacated by the changing Congressmen. All the 28 seats in Madhya Pradesh were vacated due to change of Congress MLAs, but the party could win only eight seats. Sibal said, ‘Wherever there is a direct hand-over with the BJP, we are not able to prove an effective alternative there. Something is definitely going wrong. We have to do something about it. ‘
Senior Supreme Court lawyer Kapil Sibal said that he had raised the issue at a parliamentary group meeting in July. After that, 23 leaders wrote a letter to the Congress President in August, but there was no discussion, no one contacted us.