Senior RJD leader and Rajya Sabha MP Manoj Kumar Jha, reacting over the statement, said that the regional parties are in majority in the Lok Sabha and are fighting against BJP.
New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi’s remark on regional parties during his address at Nav Sankalp Shivir in Rajasthan’s Udaipur that they cannot defeat the BJP-RSS as they lack ideology and only Congress can fight it has not gone well as regional parties like JD (S) and RJD have hit back.
Former Karnataka chief minister and senior JD (S) leader HD Kumaraswamy said to check Congress’ presence in the majority of states in the country. He said that the Congress is facing a phobia of regional parties.
Taking dig at Gandhi’s critical remark, Kumaraswamy tweeted, “Regional parties have no ideological commitment.” Thus @INCIndia is interpreted at the closing ceremony of the think camp @RahulGandhi. What, then, is theoretical commitment? Rahul Gandhi should tell the regional parties a little.”
He further tweeted, “Theoretical commitment means ..Given the backdrop of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination, the Congress party, which overthrew the IK Gujral-led coalition government, has since laid down the DMK-LTTE alliance and put the party out of the cabinet !?”
“Is it a theoretical commitment to share 10 years of power with the same DMK in the UPA 1 & 2 governments headed by Dr Manmohan Singh?” said Kumaraswamy.
In another tweet, he said, “Rahul Gandhi, the BJP’s only congressman, said that his party enjoyed 10 years of power and the strength of the regional parties.” added Kumaraswamy in another tweet.
“Congress in Phobia facing the dread of regional parties; Andhra, Telangana and Odisha are not known in which states. Congress is in its last days in Karnataka. Rahul Gandhi understands this.” The concluding tweet of Kumaraswamy said.
Senior RJD leader and Rajya Sabha MP Manoj Kumar Jha, reacting over the statement, said that the regional parties are in majority in the Lok Sabha and are fighting against BJP. He advised the former Congress president to check his own party’s performance in recent elections. Jha said that Gandhi’s remarks on regional parties are not in sync with Congress’ own party’s stand and termed the statement ‘bizarre’.