BJP MP Dr Subramaniam Swamy warned the Congress party amid a rift between senior leaders over praises for PM Modi. Speaking about Congress leader Veerappa Moily's criticism for Jairam Ramesh and Shashi Tharoor for their remarks hailing PM Modi, Dr Subramanian Swamy warned the grand old party to watch out or it will head to a split.
"With Sonia Gandhi returning to head the Congress party, the old Stalinist-time policy will be followed. Congress party should watch it, because it is clearly heading for a split," BJP leader Swamy said.
A rift emerged within the Congress party, with senior leader M Veerappa Moily alleging that Jairam Ramesh is responsible for "policy paralysis" during the UPA-2 government. He also hit out at Shashi Tharoor for praising PM Modi, calling for appropriate disciplinary action against both leaders by the Congress leadership. Moily claimed that Jairam Ramesh's remark was in "very bad taste," and charged him with "compromising himself" with the BJP with such a statement. In a sharp attack at Tharoor, Moily claimed that the Congress Lok Sabha MP was never considered as a mature politician.
Earlier, Jairam Ramesh had said that PM Modi's governance model is not a "complete negative story", adding that not recognising PM Modi's work and demonising him all the time is not going to help. Jairam Ramesh's remarks lauding PM Modi's developmental work got the backing of an ever-expanding array of netas from the party. Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor joined the league in praising the Prime Minister and said that he argued for six years that PM Modi should be praised whenever he says or does the right thing. Tharoor had said that praising the Prime Minister for doing the right things would lend credibility to the opposition's criticism of him.