Congress remains leaderless, directionless, says Javadekar

Jaipur, (IANS) Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on October 23 said the Congress leadership in Rajasthan as well as in Delhi is “leaderless and directionless” as it has been unable to decide its Chief Ministerial and Prime Ministerial candidates.
The Minister referred to “infighting and confusion” prevailing in Rajasthan Congress over whether former chief minister Ashok Gehlot or state party president Sachin Pilot should be the chief ministerial candidate.”
“Amid all this, Congress leader P. Chidambaram triggered a fresh controversy by saying that Congress has not officially declared Rahul Gandhi as its prime minister candidate,” said Javadekar, who is also BJP’s Rajasthan state election in-charge.
He said with the passage of time the Congress has become “narrow” in its approach and irrelevant in its ideology.
“That’s the reason why Congress is now limited to four states from 16 states, while BJP has enhanced its presence in 19 states from 6 states under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said after inaugurating the state media centre.
“We are winning elections on development issues, while Congress has no such issue,” he added.
“I feel sad when I see them (Congress leaders) crying foul over petty issues such as voting machine failure when they lose elections. But when they win elections, they remain silent,” he added.
“EVM, Aadhaar and GST were ideated under Congress rule; we credit them for the idea, but they keep opposing them. Even National Register of Citizens (NRC) was conceptualized by former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi which is now being protested by Congress leaders,” said Javadekar.
“Surprisingly, this is the party (Congress) which stands with those JNU students who raise slogans of ‘Bharat Tere Tukde Honge’. Congress leader Tharoor openly opposes the building of Ram temple in Ayodhya by diving Hindus into ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Hindus,” he said.

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