In a major blow to Congress, senior party leader Ramalinga Reddy has lashed out at the party leadership vis-a-vis Rahul Gandhi, following the massive debacle in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Taking to Twitter, former Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy has written an open letter against his party, stating that there has been no coordination between the senior leaders and party leadership which led to the huge defeat of the party in the state.
In the open letter, the senior Congress leader has stated that the party suffered a poor defeat in the Lok Sabha elections due to the lack of the Congress Party's elderly presence in the state government and the lack of organizational vision of some Congress ministers.
He further said that the party's leading members and supervisors of the state have stumbled on party's internal problem, adding that the coalition government of Congress-JD(S) also lost electoral passion due to lack of communication.
Suggesting that senior leaders of the Congress have to negotiate with the party to represent the elderly in the government, he added that the elders need to be careful not to leave anyone.
Here is the translation of the letter written by Ramalinga Reddy in Kannada on Twitter:
"The party suffered a poor defeat in the Lok Sabha elections due to the lack of the Congress Party's elderly presence in the state government and the lack of organizational vision of some Congress ministers. Considering the suggestions given by the elderly, the performance of some ministers has also led to the reversal of the party. This is the reason for the situation in the Congress Party and the government for the new arrivals who have no idea about the party. The state's leading leaders and supervisors have stumbled on the party's internal problems. Our government also had Congress activists lost electoral passion. It is due to the lack of communication, senior leaders and workers among some Congress ministers and Congress activists who are leading it. Many activists have commented on this. To counter the upcoming challenges of the Congress party, the elimination of the elderly in the party and the government needs to be compensated. All senior leaders of the Congress have to negotiate with the party to represent the elderly in the government. And the elders need to be careful not to leave anyone. If the situation continues, senior leaders will be difficult to continue in the party. Congress leaders responsible for the party's organizational responsibilities have been left responsible for the party's election results and the elimination of the party's inherent imbalance in the government of the elders."
In a setback to the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka in 2019 elections, the BJP swept 25 parliamentary constituencies out of a total of 28, leaving Congress to one seat.