Even as Congress party is facing a massive revolt in the poll-bound states of Haryana and Maharashtra, its former chief Rahul Gandhi has said that there is an ideological battle between the ruling BJP and his party. Speaking in his Lok Sabha constituency, Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi targeted the ruling BJP and claimed that the party wants one man to rule. However, he did not speak about the internal tussle within his own party that has come out in open ahead of crucial assembly polls in Haryana and Maharahstra. He said that it is the Congress party that respects opinion.
Hitting out at the BJP, he said: "It is a simple thing. there is an ideological fight going on in this country. One side is that one man should rule this country and everybody else should shut up. On the other side is the Congress party and Opposition who are saying this country has diverging hues, many languages, many cultures, and expression and those voices should not be curbed." he also targeted the Prime Minister over the economy of India:
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad, Kerala: India's biggest strength was its economy which has been destroyed by Narendra Modi & the BJP. He should answer why he did so, why has he created massive joblessness in the country? That is the discussion Narendra Modi needs to have pic.twitter.com/GfOeKYLZYk— ANI (@ANI) October 4, 2019
Internal tussle within the Congress has spilled out in open. In Haryana, a day after protesting outside Sonia Gandhi's residence over alleged irregularities in ticket distribution, former Haryana Congress chief Ashok Tanwar on Thursday resigned from all election committees of the party. He, however, said he would continue to work as an ordinary party worker. In his letter to Congress president Gandhi, Tanwar said he was stepping down from various committees formed by her for the Haryana assembly elections but would continue to work to strengthen the party as its "ordinary soldier". He alleged that the Congress in Haryana had turned into "Hooda Congress" as those who worked against the party's interests in the last five years have been given prominence over those who slogged to strengthen the opposition party in Haryana.
Similarly, there are tussles in the Maharashtra Congress as well. Addressing a press briefing on Friday, former Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam exposed the Grand Old Party stating that leaders working closely with Congress chief Sonia Gandhi are biased. "The people who are working with Sonia ji are biased. They don't have any knowledge and they are planning a conspiracy to finish the party one-by-one. There is a system within the Congress party which is AICC General Secretary. The model that whatever the General Secretary has said is final is faulty and there is a systematic fault within the party. If they don't come out of this model, then the party will face more failures," Sanjay Nirupam said during the media briefing.