New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday ridiculed the Congress claim that it is the only party in which internal elections are held. Terming it a “joke”, the ruling party asked whether it was to celebrate ‘April Fool’s Day’ (fool’s day) in October when the election date has been fixed.
BJP’s IT department chief Amit Malviya questioned “is it a joke” after the Congress declared October 19 as the election date for the president’s post and claimed to be the only party to adopt the democratic process.
Everyone knows the truth of this spectacle
BJP national spokesperson Shahzad Poonawalla sarcastically questioned, “Fool’s Day is being celebrated in October this year”.
Poonawalla said, “Congress is really a democracy free and accountability free party. There, family is more important than performance and flattery is more important than virtue.” Taking a jibe at Rahul Gandhi, he said, “There will not be any ruckus on re-leading someone who will lead in 39 out of 49 assembly elections and two more. Lost in Lok Sabha elections.
It is like the coronation of the Mughal sultanate.
Poonawalla alleged, “It is nothing more than a selection or crowning in the Mughal Sultanate style, which has been given an election-like appearance.” The process was criticized and the internal elections were termed as ‘sham’.
Poonawalla was also a member of Congress before joining the BJP. Poonawalla pointed out that he himself wanted to contest organizational elections when he was in the Congress, but was not given the opportunity, which exposes the crowning of his “Mughal style”.
Election for the post of Congress President will be held on October 17
Putting to rest speculations, the Congress announced on Sunday that the election for the post of party president would be held on October 17. This was announced by Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh.
Poonawalla alleged that Ramesh made the announcement after Azad was criticized and supported by several leaders. He alleged that the entire election process of the Congress is “rigged” as all the representatives are appointed by the Gandhi family for the desired results.
Poonawalla said that the election of Congress is like the election of the dictator of North Korea. He claimed that many Congress leaders have already left the party over the issue and Congress is now a family party.
Tags: BJP, Congress President, Rahul Gandhi
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 28, 2022, 23:08 IST