The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has blamed the Congress get together for the grand alliance’s debacle within the Bihar Meeting elections. Senior RJD chief Shivanand Tiwari mentioned that the Congress put up a half-hearted battle, including that the grand get together contested elections on 70 seats however its collective management did not even maintain 70 public conferences.
“Congress grew to become a shackle for Mahagathbandhan. They’d fielded 70 candidates however did not maintain even 70 public rallies. Rahul Gandhi got here for 3 days, Priyanka did not come, those that had been unfamiliar with Bihar got here right here. This isn’t proper,” he instructed information company ANI on Sunday.
The Congress entered the fray as a constituent of the grand alliance led by the RJD. It’s broadly blamed for dragging down the coalition. The alliance fell wanting majority mark by 12 seats. The RJD fielded candidates on 143 seats out of the 243, and gained 75 seats — most by any get together. The Left events gained 16 of 29 seats they contested. The Congress gained simply 19 of the 70 seats it contested.
“I believe this isn’t the case solely in Bihar. In different states too Congress lays extra emphasis on contesting on the utmost potential variety of seats however they fail at profitable the utmost potential variety of seats. Congress ought to take into consideration this,” he mentioned.
“Elections had been in full swing right here and Rahul Gandhi was having a picnic at Priyanka ji’s home in Shimla. Is the get together run like that? Allegations might be levelled that the way wherein Congress get together is being run, it’s benefitting BJP,” the RJD spokesperson added.
In the meantime, Congress chief Tariq Anwar mentioned that there have been shortcomings as a result of which the get together didn’t carry out. He mentioned that a delay in finalising seat-sharing adversely affected the alliance’s efficiency. “The outcomes had been positively under expectations,” Anwar mentioned, including that the get together should “study from it”.