New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) on Wednesday (September 21, 2022) took a jibe at Congress and mentioned that whosoever turns into its president, whether or not Ashok Gehlot or Shashi Tharoor – who’re seen as the 2 frontrunners for the submit – will solely be a Rahul Gandhi’s “puppet”.
“Any system Congress social gathering adopts, whether or not (Ashok) Gehlot or (Shashi) Tharoor turns into president… They might solely be puppets. The primary driver could be Rahul Gandhi, who could be driving from the again,” BJP nationwide spokesperson Tom Vadakkan mentioned.
He additionally hit out at his erstwhile social gathering over its “Bharat Jodo Yatra” and dubbed it “Corruption Jodo Yatra”, saying it began with “2G companions” of DMK.
“This Bharat Jodo Yatra must be known as Corruption Jodo Yatra… It began with the blessings of 2G companions of DMK in Kanyakumari. Now it entered Kerala, and Rahul Gandhi maintains deafening silence on corrupt excise coverage of AAP authorities in Delhi because it was copied from the excise coverage of Congress-led UDF authorities in Kerala,” he mentioned.
In the meantime, the battle for the Congress presidential ballot picked up on Wednesday as Gehlot and Tharoor arrived in Delhi. Whereas Gehlot, the Rajasthan chief minister, who has already indicated that he might enter the social gathering’s presidential election fray, met Congress chief Sonia Gandhi at her 10, Janpath residence, Tharoor, the Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram, met the social gathering’s central election authority chairman Madhusudan Mistry and enquired in regards to the nomination formalities.
The election for All India Congress Committee (AICC) presidential submit, if there’s multiple candidate, will happen on October 17.
Earlier within the day, the Congress’ state models in Punjab and Telangana handed a decision backing Rahul Gandhi for the submit of the social gathering president. Round a dozen Pradesh Congress Committees have up to now handed resolutions in assist of Gandhi, who stop as Congress chief in 2019 after the Lok Sabha debacle.
The grand outdated social gathering is prone to see a contest for the submit of its chief after greater than 20 years. The social gathering final noticed a contest for the submit in November 2000, when Jitendra Prasada had misplaced to Sonia Gandhi. Previous to that, Sitaram Kesri had defeated Sharad Pawar and Rajesh Pilot in 1997.
(With company inputs)