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"Existential Crisis In Party,Can't Save Such A Party": Shivraj Singh Chouhan On Congress Row
Kapil Sibal and Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress leaders with decades of experience between them, are among the signatories of the letter that has sparked this row.
"Existential Crisis In Party, Can't Save Such A Party": Shivraj Singh Chouhan On Congress Row
New Delhi: On Monday as the Congress stumbles deeper into the crisis, divided over an explosive letter written by more than 20 veteran leaders targeting the Gandhi family's management of the party and calling for "a full-time, visible leadership", senior BJP figures took potshots at the opposition party.
MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was among those who have responded to the seemingly endless chaos in the Congress, picking up on comments allegedly made y Rahul Gandhi that has alluded to the authors of the letter as having colluded with the BJP.
"When Scindiaji raised his voice, he was accused of colluding with BJP. Now, when leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal are demanding a full-time party chief, they're also being accused of colluding with BJP. No one can save such a party," Mr. Chouhan tweeted.
The former Madhya Pradesh CM Uma Bharti also spoke our calling it the "political dominance" of the Nehru-Gandhi family "over" and the party itself as "finished".
Throeing in a swipe at Sonia Gandhi's Italian roots for the good measure Uma Bharti told news agency ANI that "Gandhi-Nehru family's existence is in crisis; their political dominance is over. Congress is finished. So who stays in what position hardly matters now. Congress should return to Gandhi, the real 'swadeshi' Gandhi without any foreign element".
#WATCH Gandhi-Nehru family's existence is in crisis, their political dominance is over, Congress is finished.. so who stays in what position hardly matters now... Congress should return to Gandhi, the real 'swadeshi' Gandhi without any foreign element: BJP leader Uma Bharti pic.twitter.com/oZQVVmnl7Q— ANI (@ANI) August 24, 2020
Shivraj Singh Chouhan's comment came the middle report that an incensed Rahul Gandhi had hit out at the dissenting Congress leaders. Mr. Gandhi reportedly said that the letter writes had colluded with the BJP.
Mr. Chouhan took the post in MP in March, after the ex-Congress leader Jyotiradtya Scindia crossed to the BJP and helped bring down the Kamal Nath government.
Over the fall of Madhya Pradesh's government the Congress leadership, the Gandhi family in particular was questioned, with some wondering if more decisive action could have saved it.