UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi was on Saturday (August 10) named as interim president of the Congress. Reacting to this, BJP leaders claimed that dynasty politics was rejected by the people of India
Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Sunday (August 11) said dynasty politics was rejected in the last general election, but the Congress did not learn from it and still wants Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi to lead the Congress party.
Chauhan said the BJP has set an example as its leaders grow in the party naturally, while the Congress is unable to move beyond a family.
"Congress is not willing to learn. It is surprising that the CWC (Congress Working Committee) still wants Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi to lead the party," the BJP vice-president told reporters in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
In a resolution, the CWC on Saturday (August 10) appointed UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi the interim party chief till the All India Congress Committee (AICC) elects a regular president.
Chauhan, a former Madhya Pradesh chief minister, said political parties governed by dynasty, family and caste politics were defeated everywhere including Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in the general election.
People have also rejected the politics of appeasement in West Bengal, he said adding that people chose nationalism and development.
Congress should choose a leader through a democratic process and if it fails to do so, no one can save the party, Chauhan claimed.
Telangana BJP chief spokesperson K Krishna Saagar Rao also lashed out at the Congress and said that the grand old party is in its worst shape ever since inception.
“Their (Congress) dynastic progression is naturally leading to a decimal failure. Sonia Gandhi Ji as a president of the Congress has made way to the dynasty politics and crowned the prince as the King. Because they felt that the young man would lead the party,” the BJP spokesperson said.
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