In the backdrop of Congress' Lok Sabha poll drubbing in Rajasthan, where BJP swept all 25 seats, sources said that there are at least 25 ministers in the Rajasthan government that is in touch with the BJP. Sources have also informed that there is infighting in Rajasthan between two factions namely those supporting Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and those supporting Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot.
Speaking to Republic TV, Rajasthan BJP leader Gyan Dev Ahuja said:
"There is fighting within the Congress, no matter how much they deny but there is infighting. In Rajasthan 25 seats were with BJP and even now it is with the BJP. Taking moral responsibility the entire state government should resign. Only the resignation of state chiefs will not do. They should decide to end the dynasty and someone outside the dynasty should rule the Congress. 25-30 MLAs (of Congress) are upset with the party, now let's see what will happen."
He also claimed that the party is suffering due to their anti-India stand.
"They are suffering because they made a joke of patriotism. Today is Veer Savarkar's Jayanti, I bow before him. In 70 years, they (Congress) kept fooling the nation in the name of secularism. They questioned surgical strikes, air strikes but never questioned JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar for his anti-India slogans, Rahul Gandhi took part in the Tukde Tukde Gang's program. They are getting the fruit of their deeds"
This development comes after Congress chief Rahul Gandhi lashed out on Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot for camping in Jodhpur for his son Vaibhav's election. Reportedly, Rahul Gandhi had said in the CWC meeting that the chief minister spent days campaigning extensively for his son in Jodhpur and neglected the rest of the state.
Meanwhile, in a big development amid turmoil within the Congress party following the 2019 Lok Sabha election results, another meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) has been called to discuss the future course of action on May 28.
As per inputs, Rahul Gandhi is insistent on his decision to step down as Congress party president. At the previous CWC meeting, his resignation offer was rejected as the party instead allegedly unanimously asked him to remain and guide them, and even bestowed upon him full authority to overhaul the party.
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