A day after Ghulam Nabi Azad pinned the blame for the occasion’s 2014 Lok Sabha ballot debacle largely on Rahul Gandhi, Congress chief Sachin Pilot dubbed it on Saturday as “focused private vilification” of the previous occasion chief and stated it was unsuitable to carry one particular person accountable for the electoral loss.
Pilot additionally stated the timing of Azad’s letter was “very unlucky”, when the occasion is making ready to tackle the “misgovernance” of the BJP authorities, and the previous Jammu and Kashmir chief minister had not fulfilled his accountability.
“He (Azad) held varied posts for over 50 years and now, when there’s a want for the nation and the occasion to boost folks’s points, this was uncalled for,” he stated.
Requested about Azad’s assertion blaming Rahul Gandhi’s motion of tearing up a authorities ordinance in “full glare” of the media for the lack of the Congress within the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Pilot stated it was unsuitable to pin the blame on people.
“All of us within the Congress have been related to and a part of the UPA authorities, together with Mr Azad. So singling out an individual for the defeat in 2014 wouldn’t be proper,” he stated.
In his resignation letter, Azad introduced up Rahul Gandhi tearing up a authorities ordinance through the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance’s (UPA) rule and described it as “probably the most obtrusive examples of immaturity”.
“… This one single motion greater than anything contributed considerably to the defeat of the UPA authorities in 2014,” he stated.
Pilot stated there was “focused private vilification” of Rahul Gandhi in Azad’s letter.
The previous Rajasthan deputy chief minister had spoken out towards the criticism of the highest Congress management in Azad’s resignation letter on Friday as properly and questioned its timing.
Azad ended his five-decade affiliation with the grand previous occasion on Friday, saying the Congress was comprehensively destroyed and lashing out at Rahul Gandhi for demolishing its whole consultative mechanism.
The Congress, coping with the fallout of a collection of high-profile exits, together with that of Kapil Sibal and Ashwani Kumar, tried to deflect the newest blow by alleging that Azad’s DNA had been “Modi-fied” and linking his resignation to the tip of his Rajya Sabha tenure.
Laying naked the numerous schisms within the occasion, Azad wrote a five-page no-holds-barred letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, describing her as a nominal figurehead and alleging that each one essential selections are being taken by Rahul Gandhi or quite worse, his “safety guards and PAs”.
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