Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda on Monday, August 29, attacked Congress claiming that the Grand Old Party headed by Sonia Gandhi is losing ground because it failed to balance the local and national objectives.
Addressing the party workers in Assam's Guwahati, JP Naada on Monday, said, "Why did Congress, the nation's oldest political party, continue to shrink? Why has it been getting weaker? due to the lack of integration between local and national aspirations."
Referring to the recent resignations of several Congress leaders from the Grand Old Party, Nadda said, "People who have been members of the Congress party for more than 40 years are leaving the party. These people have now realized that the Congress party is now just a family gathering and is no longer on a national or state level."
It is pertinent to mention that on August 26, Ghulam Nabi Azad quit the Congress party and sent a scathing 5-page resignation letter to Sonia Gandhi in which he criticised Rahul Gandhi for demolishing the consultative structure, exercising power without responsibility and sidelining senior leaders.
The BJP chief also lauded Chief Minister Hemanta Biswas Sarma's leadership in Assam and said that the party has broken the record of victory in all the elections that were held after CM Hemant Sarma formed the government in Assam. "I congratulate the party members of Assam and Chief Minister Hemant Biswa Sarma on breaking the record of winning in all the Assam elections after forming the government," Nadda said.
Adding further he said, "BJP is making steady progress. We never imagined that we would form the government in the North East or in Assam, we are happy that we are not only forming the government but also prioritizing development."
Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Look East' programme, Nadda said that the infrastructure in the northeast states has got a significant boost under the NDA government. "Our PM's policy is 'Look East', and he visited multiple times the northeast region during his tenure, unlike previous governments. The infrastructure in the northeast has got a major boost under PM Modi-led NDA government," the BJP chief said.