Solely a robust and united Congress can problem BJP dominance, senior Congress chief Anand Sharma mentioned on Thursday, following controversy over his latest tweet concerning the occasion’s alliance coverage in West Bengal. Sharma, who’s the deputy chief of the Congress occasion within the Rajya Sabha, had mentioned that the occasion’s alliance with ISF and different such forces in West Bengal militates in opposition to the core ideology of the occasion.
Quickly after Sharma’s tweet, a confrontation broke out between him and Congress’ PCC chief for the state of West Bengal, Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary, on Twitter. Chaudhary had mentioned: “Those that are dedicated to battle in opposition to BJP events venomous communalism ought to assist the Congress and marketing campaign for the occasion in 5 states somewhat than trying to undermine the occasion by remarks in tune with BJP’s agenda”.
Chatting with India TV, Sharma on Thursday clarified that his solely goal was to revive and re-energize the Congress occasion. “Solely a robust and united Congress can problem the BJP dominance and restore the much-needed steadiness within the nationwide political narrative which is important and should in any democracy,” he mentioned.
On hypothesis about G-23 splitting from Congress, Sharma mentioned: “We’re lifelong Congressmen and founders and builders of the occasion. We have now devoted our lives and shall proceed to make all potential efforts to strengthen and energize the occasion.”
Responding to allegations of him hobnobbing with the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP), Sharma mentioned this was “final insult”. “I can’t dignify gutter trash and rubbish with any type 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 occasion together with six different leaders of G-23, at an occasion that was organized to felicitate senior Congress chief and Social gathering’s former Chief of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, after he retired from the Rajya Sabha.