The top leadership of the Congress is running continuously these days. While Congress leader Kapil Sibal advised the party to introspect after the Bihar election results, Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that he should leave the party. Now Mallikarjun Kharge has on Thursday lambasted his own colleagues (Congress leaders). Mallikarjun Kharge blamed the Congress leaders for weakening the party and also questioned the credibility of being the leader of the party.
On the occasion of the birthday of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Kharge said, “I am hurt because of statements made by some senior leaders (Congress party leaders) about the party (Congress) and our leaders”. He said, ‘On one side there is the challenge of BJP-RSS and on the other side our party’s internal strife. As long as we are weakened by our own people, we cannot move forward. If our ideology weakens, then we will die. ‘
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Gehlot criticized Sibal
On the advice of ‘introspection’, Rajasthan Chief Minister and Congress leader Ashok Gehlot has criticized Sibal in a series of tweets. He has been advised not to discuss the internal issues of the party publicly, trust in leadership. Referring to examples of the past, Gehlot has tweeted that whenever the crisis has come, the Congress has emerged stronger than before. In this sequence, he has also confessed that the party is going through a crisis.
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Kapil Sibal did not need to discuss our internal issues in the media. This has hurt the sentiments of party workers across the country.
Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister, Government of Rajasthan
‘… then leave the party Kapil Sibal’
On the other hand, West Bengal Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary said, “Instead of publicly troubling the party, Sibal could have raised the issue within the party. He is a senior leader and has access to the top leaders of the party. Chaudhary said, “Those who are not happy with the functioning of the party and if they feel that Congress is not a suitable place for them, then they can form their new party or join any party of their own free will.”