The Punjab disaster has introduced the Congress vs Congress disaster again to the highlight, with senior leaders coming in assist of Kapil Sibal, who had raised eyebrows along with his ‘Not Ji-Huzoor 23’ comment, on Wednesday.
Kerala MP Shashi Tharoor, in a tweet, not solely prolonged assist to Sibal, but in addition condemned the protest exterior the latter’s home on Thursday night time by Delhi Congress employees throughout which his automotive was smashed and slogans raised.
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“That is shameful. We all know @KapilSibal as a true Congressman who has fought multiple cases in court for @INCIndia. As a democratic party we need to listen to what he has to say, disagree if you must but not in this way. Our priority is to strengthen ourselves to take on theBJP!” he tweeted.
Tharoor’s tweet adopted senior chief Manish Tewari’s remarks, terming the protest exterior Sibal’s home an act of “hooliganism”. “Those who’re attempting to defend the‘ command performance’ final night time This is what occurred @KapilSibal ‘s house “They damaged the car. Stood on top,so it caved in .Threw tomatoes both outside and inside the house .If this is not hooliganism then what else is it?” Tewari wrote.
Congress veteran and former Union minister P. Chidambaram also expressed concern about the developments, saying, “I feel helpless when we cannot start meaningful conversations within party forums. I also feel hurt and helpless when I see pictures of Congress workers raising slogans outside the residence of a colleague and MP. The safe harbour to which one can withdraw seems to be silence.”
Sibal, during a presser on Thursday, said they would raise issues as “We are G-23, definitely not Ji Huzoor-23”. He also rued a series of desertions the party has suffered recently, mentioning Jyotiraditya Scindia, Jitin Prasada, Sushmita Dev and Luizinho Faleiro. This came a day after Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned as the Punjab Congress president, sending shockwaves across the state’s political circles.
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Sibal is among the most aggressive faces of the G-23, the group comprising dissenting Congress leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad, Shashi Tharoor, Manish Tiwari and Anand Sharma, amongst others. These leaders had written a letter to Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi final August, calling for a full-time social gathering president and sweeping modifications inside the organisation.
Sibal, at his press convention, had complained that regardless of flagging the problems final yr, the excessive command was but to take motion. “I stand here with a heavy heart. Our people are leaving us. Sushmita, Faleiro… Jitin becomes minister.. Scindia also left long back… Everywhere people are leaving us. In our party, there is no president. We know, yet we don’t know,” Sibal had stated, additionally including that he can’t see Congress changing into weaker.
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