At a time when the unity in Congress is at its lowest, Union minister Ramdas Athawale has suggested to Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal to quit Congress and join BJP
Bengaluru: The infighting in the Congress has given a lot of ammunition for the BJP.
The recent Congress Working Committee meeting that took place virtually saw a lot of sparks flying, with Rahul Gandhi supposedly questioning the loyalty of senior leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal.
But later, Rahul Gandhi clarified that he had not doubted the loyalty. But the story was far from over, with Congress taking punitive measures against the writers of dissent letter.
In fact, Kapil Sibal even put out a tweet, saying that Congress should target the BJP and not dissenters.
Ghulam Nabi Azad even went to the extent of saying that Congress would continue to sit in the Opposition for 50 more years if it did not sort out its internal issues.
Now, as Kapil Sibal and Ghulam Nabi Azad are viewed with suspicion, BJP leader and Union minister Ramdas Athawale has put out a suggestion, asking the two senior leaders of the Congress to cut ties with the grand old party and join the BJP.
He said, "There is a controversy over the post of Congress chief. Rahul Gandhi has accused Sibal, Azad of working on BJP's behalf. Therefore, I request Sibal, Azad to resign from Congress. They have spent many years expanding the Congress, but they should exit the party and join BJP now.”
He further added, "If they are being disrespected there they should leave just like Jyotiraditya Scindia did, even Sachin Pilot did so but he reached a compromise. Rahul Gandhi is wrong in blaming people who built the Congress."
The leader also expressed confidence that BJP would be in power for a long time.
"BJP is the party of the masses today, people of all castes, sects, and religion are joining BJP. It will win keep winning in the coming elections and eradicate Congress.”
Last Updated Sep 2, 2020, 2:20 PM IST