Senior Congress chief Anand Sharma on Thursday expressed disgust over get together staff’ protest outdoors Kapil Sibal’s home after he raised questions over the functioning of the Congress and requested AICC chief Sonia Gandhi to take robust motion towards these concerned. Asserting that variations of opinion and notion are integral to a democracy, Sharma, who together with Sibal is a part of the ‘Group of 23’ which final 12 months had written to Gandhi searching for organisational overhaul of the get together, stated intolerance and violence is alien to the Congress values and tradition.
“Shocked and disgusted to hear the news of attack and hooliganism at Kapil Sibal’s house. This deplorable action brings disrepute to the party and needs to be strongly condemned,” Sharma stated in a sequence of tweets. He asserted that the Congress has a historical past of upholding freedom of expression.
Those accountable should be recognized and disciplined, Sharma stated. “Urging Congress president Smt Sonia Gandhi to take cognisance and strong action,” he stated in a tweet.
Hours after he raised questions over the functioning of the Congress, Sibal on Wednesday got here below assault from a number of quarters with get together staff additionally protesting outdoors his home right here. In the wake of a number of Congress leaders quitting the get together and its Punjab unit in turmoil, Sibal has demanded that a direct assembly of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) be convened and questioned who within the get together was taking selections within the absence of a full-time president.
Sibal stated at a press convention that the G-23 grouping is “not a Jee Huzur 23” and can proceed to place forth the views and can proceed to repeat the calls for. Carrying ‘Get Well Soon Kapil Sibal’ placards and elevating slogans towards Sibal, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) staff had protested outdoors his Jor Bagh residence, saying they have been “hurt” by his remarks.
The protesters raised slogans towards Sibal, asking him to “leave the party”.