Only a robust and united Congress can challenge BJP dominance, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma stated on Thursday, following controversy over his latest tweet in regards to the social gathering’s alliance coverage in West Bengal. Sharma, who’s the deputy leader of the Congress social gathering within the Rajya Sabha, had stated that the social gathering’s alliance with ISF and different such forces in West Bengal militates in opposition to the core ideology of the social gathering.
Soon after Sharma’s tweet, a disagreement broke out between him and Congress’ PCC chief for the state of West Bengal, Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary, on Twitter. Chaudhary had stated: “Those who’re dedicated to struggle in opposition to BJP events venomous communalism ought to help the Congress and marketing campaign for the social gathering in 5 states relatively than trying to undermine the social gathering by remarks in tune with BJP’s agenda”.
Speaking to India TV, Sharma on Thursday clarified that his only goal was to revive and re-energize the Congress social gathering. “Only a robust and united Congress can challenge the BJP dominance and restore the much-needed steadiness within the nationwide political narrative which is important and should in any democracy,” he stated.
On hypothesis about G-23 splitting from Congress, Sharma stated: “We are lifelong Congressmen and founders and builders of the social gathering. We have devoted our lives and shall proceed to make all doable efforts to strengthen and energize the social gathering.”
Responding to allegations of him hobnobbing with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Sharma stated this was “final insult”. “I can’t dignify gutter trash and rubbish with any kind of response, for whom that is pure habitat can thrive in it,” he added.
Anand Sharma was additionally part of the group of leaders that addressed a public gathering in Jammu and criticized the Congress social gathering together with six different leaders of G-23, at an occasion that was organized to felicitate senior Congress leader and Party’s former Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, after he retired from the Rajya Sabha.
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