With Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections just weeks away, the Congress party appears set on imploding. Senior Maharashtra Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam addressed the media on Friday and alleged the party had no plan or strategy for the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections.
" There is no preparation in the Congress party to fight the elections. According to my knowledge, whatever advertisements are given in the newspapers are all worthless. There is no plan or strategy. I don't know who teaches them (the party) in Delhi, to change the PCC President right before the elections. Till the new President settles down and understands the working pattern, elections pass away. The same was done with me," he said.
Nirupam also attacked his own party on a number of matters, including the party high-command being surrounded by sycophants, on Mallikarjun Kharge - the Congress general secretary for Maharashtra - not taking his recommendations for ticket distribution, and on others. He went on to end his extraordinary attack by delivering a dire forecast for the party's prospects and also said that there was a conspiracy to wind up the party.
Earlier on October 3, Sanjay Nirupam tweeted from his official Twitter handle and expressed his displeasure with the Congress party for not accepting his recommendation for the Maharashtra assembly elections. Calling it his final decision, he also informed about his decision to not participate in the poll campaign.
It seems Congress Party doesn’t want my services anymore. I had recommended just one name in Mumbai for Assembly election. Heard that even that has been rejected.— Sanjay Nirupam (@sanjaynirupam) October 3, 2019
As I had told the leadership earlier,in that case I will not participate in poll campaign.
Its my final decision.
Maharashtra Legislative Assembly elections will happen on October 21, along with Haryana in a single phase. The counting process for the votes for the Haryana and Maharashtra assembly elections will begin on October 24. The Indian National Congress (INC) will be contesting the upcoming elections under a coalition with the National Congress Party (NCP). The two parties have decided on a seat-sharing arrangement of 125 each, leaving 38 seats for smaller allies.