Emerging signs of young vs senior tussle: 4 Congress leaders take on Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Satav

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anand sharma, congress, upa 2 Senior leader Anand Sharma said that no party disowns or rejects its legacy and that Congress leaders and workers must take pride in the legacy of UPA and previous PM Manmohan Singh. (File Photo/Representational)

An emerging tussle in the Congress in between the young and senior leaders played out on social media on Saturday, with 4 former Union ministers in the UPA-2 government speaking out against celebration leaders questioning the UPA.

Senior leader Anand Sharma mentioned that no party disowns or discredits its tradition which Congress leaders and employees should take pride in the tradition of UPA and former PM Manmohan Singh

Although none took names, their remarks are viewed as focused on Rajeev Satav, a Rajya Sabha MP thought about near to Rahul Gandhi who set off a row at a conference of the party’s Upper Home MPs on Thursday. Satav suggested that introspection in the celebration, if requirement be, must start from the UPA-2 period.

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Hours after the 4 leaders made remarks, ostensibly versus him, Satav reacted saying he is not comfy talking about “what goes on inside” celebration conferences in public forum. He tweeted that he will discuss his comments, or those made by “any other well-regarded colleagues, on internal party online forums just.”

” Today, [a] few of my well-regarded associates and elders have responded on social media. This has actually compelled me, much against my concept of not discussing party matters on public platforms, to come out and clear the air,” he published.

In multiple tweets, Satav said “destructive effort to draw Dr Manmohan Singh into this exchange is remiss” which “to say my observations cast a shadow over Dr Singh’s management of UPA II is a lie, a total misrepresentation of truths. I hold Dr Singh in reverence.”

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Previously in the day, former Union ministers Anand Sharma, Manish Tewari, Shashi Tharoor and Milind Deora had taken on UPA’s critics on social media.

Tewari, who on Friday informed The Indian Express that those who can not see the excellent work UPA must “re-educate themselves,” today posted: “BJP was out of power for 10 years 2004-14

Deora agreed and responded on Twitter: “Well said, Manish. When demitting workplace in 2014, Dr Manmohan Singh said, “history will be kinder to me”. Could he have ever thought of that some from his own party would dismiss his years of service to the country & seek to destroy his legacy– that, too, in his presence?”

Tharoor tweeted, “UPA’s transformative ten years were distorted and traduced by a motivated and malicious narrative.

Sharma mentioned that the UPA led the country with a sense of purpose and a commitment to the common man and argued that India saw “unmatched social and economic improvement and empowerment of the bad and susceptible” throughout that duration. He tweeted that the UPA’s MGNREGA and Right to Food effort “raised tens of millions out of hardship and was acknowledged by the UN and the World Bank”, and was “renowned throughout the world”.

Stating that the UPA was a victim of a “grand political conspiracy and harmful disinformation project of BJP, political challengers and powerful vested interests”, he published, “Congress as a democratic celebration is constantly open to a dispute on its accomplishments and failures.

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He remembered other efforts such as boost in crop MSP and argued that path-breaking policy initiatives had actually sped up economic development and manufacturing producing countless jobs. He said India had actually signed up high economic development despite international turbulence, financial and economic crisis of 2008-09

” India ended up being the very first nation to quadruple its GDP in a years and UPA left a two trillion- dollar economy and forex reserves of over 300 billion dollars. India’s story caught the world’s attention and India became a worldwide favoured destination for FDI,” Sharma posted.

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