Ashok Gehlot, Kapil Sibal engage in war of words over Bihar election defeat
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal engaged in a war of words on Monday over the defeat in the just recently concluded Bihar Assembly Elections Gehlot said that Sibal’s remarks criticising the management after the survey defeat has actually “injured the sentiments” of celebration employees throughout the nation.
With a couple of leaders echoing the views revealed by Sibal, Gehlot stated in a series of tweets, “There was no requirement for Mr Kapil Sibal to mentioned (sic) our internal problem in Media, this has actually hurt the sentiments of party workers across the nation.”
” Congress has seen various crises including (in) 1969, 1977, 1989 and later in the 1996, but every-time we came out stronger due to our ideology, programs, policies and firm belief in party leadership. We have actually enhanced with each and every crisis and also formed UPA federal government in 2004 under the able management of Soniaji, we will conquer this time too,” the chief minister stated.
Countering Sibal, Gehlot stated, “There are numerous reasons for electoral loses. But each time rank and file of the Congress Celebration has revealed undivided and firm belief in the party management and that is why we came out of it more powerful and united after every crises. Even today, Congress is the only celebration which can keep this Country united and take it forward on the course of thorough advancement.”
In an interview with The Indian Express, Sibal when again slammed the Congress management, saying the party has actually still maintained silence over the miserable program in the Bihar Assembly election. It is to be noted that the seat tally of the Congress went down further as compared to the 2015 Assembly election. Sibal is among the few party leaders who have actually been criticizing the Congress’ performance because the poll ordeal in the 2014 General Elections.
” We are yet to hear from the Congress party their views on our recent performance in Bihar and in the by-elections. Maybe they believe all is well which it needs to be service as normal,” Sibal stated. “If for 6 years the Congress has not introspected what hope do we have for introspection now? We understand what is wrong with Congress. Organisationally, we know what is incorrect. I think we have all the answers. The Congress party itself understands all the answers. But they are not ready to acknowledge those answers,” he added. The Congress won 19 out of the 70 seats it objected to in Bihar as part of the RJD-led grand alliance. The opposition alliance wound up with 110 seats, while the NDA maintained power bagging 125 seats in the 243- member assembly. Sibal became part of a group of 23 senior Congress leaders who had actually in August composed to party chief Sonia Gandhi making ideas on methods revive the organisation.
Sibal was also among the 23 senior Congress leaders who composed a letter to Sonia Gandhi, looking for significant changes in the functioning of the party. Sibal likewise said that the celebration has stopped working to forecast itself as an “efficient alternative” and not simply Bihar, people throughout the country are not electing the Congress as they do rule out the celebration as an alternative to the BJP.
” Individuals of the country, not simply in Bihar however wherever by-elections were held, undoubtedly do not consider the Congress to be a reliable option. So, the writing is on the wall. Because there has been no dialogue and there appears to be no effort for dialogue by the leadership and since there is no forum to reveal my views, I am constrained to express them openly,” said Sibal.
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