The Congress on Saturday accused the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress of undermining the management of the grand outdated celebration and mentioned its assault on Rahul Gandhi was “unwarranted and in poor taste”.
The remarks of the Congress got here after the TMC’s Bengali mouthpiece ‘Jago Bangla’ ran a canopy story, attacking Gandhi by saying he has did not tackle the BJP and Banerjee, who’s the chief minister of West Bengal, ought to be the opposition’s face now.
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala mentioned he has seen studies citing an article within the official publication of the Trinamool Congress (TMC).
The similar shouldn’t be in good style as Rahul Gandhi – a former Congress president — is preventing a much bigger battle to avoid wasting democracy, he mentioned.
“Let me say that Rahul Gandhi and the Congress Party are fighting a bigger battle of saving democracy, protecting the Constitution and our national ethos that are under attack from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP-RSS,” Surjewala mentioned.
“We also find the attack on Rahul Gandhi is unwarranted and in poor taste,” he mentioned.
Jago Bangla had ran the quilt story with the headline: ‘Rahul Gandhi failed, Mamata is the alternate face’.
Surjewala mentioned the Congress respects all political events and their management and recognises their contribution within the united combat in opposition to the BJP.
“Everyone must understand that Opposition unity cannot be built by undermining the leadership of other parties, including the Congress Party. In fact, all like-minded parties, including Mamta Banerjee ji, have repeatedly vowed to fight together. Hopefully, those writing such articles will take note of Mamata ji’s and Opposition parties’ stance,” he mentioned.
Congress chief in Lok Sabha and the celebration’s West Bengal chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury mentioned the views expressed by TMC’s mouthpiece will weaken the unity and convergence amongst opposition events.
The article comes at a time when opposition events try to come back collectively and current a united face in preventing and defeating the BJP within the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
The article within the TMC publication acknowledged that the nation is in search of an alternate face.
“I have known Rahul Gandhi for a long time, but I must say he has failed to emerge as an alternative face to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But Mamata Banerjee has been successful in emerging as an alternative face to Modi,” the story quoted the TMC’s Lok Sabha celebration chief Sudip Bandopadhyay as mentioned.
Congress leaders have mentioned that it will adversely have an effect on the bonhomie between the Congress and the TMC, and doesn’t bode properly for opposition unity.
Senior TMC chief Kunal Ghosh on Friday mentioned the celebration neither intends to disrespect the Congress nor needs to speak about a substitute for the BJP authorities on the Centre with out it.
“Bandopadhyay has not talked about any alternative force without the Congress. He just said in his experiences, people are not accepting Rahul Gandhi as an alternative face to Narendra Modi. He (Gandhi) is not ready yet,” Ghosh mentioned.
The Congress chief couldn’t show it (defeating the BJP) within the final two Lok Sabha elections in 2014 and 2019, the state TMC spokesperson mentioned.
“But after the 2021 meeting ballot victory, Mamata Banerjee has been profitable in rising in its place (face to Modi), he mentioned.
Veteran Congress chief and MP Pradip Bhattacharya mentioned it’s for the opposition allies to unanimously determine who can be their widespread chief.
Banerjee, who has emerged because the doughtiest opposition face after her resounding victory within the West Bengal meeting polls, has been making an attempt to carry collectively opposition events to kind an alternate drive in opposition to the BJP authorities forward of the subsequent Lok Sabha polls.