As the assembly polls are nearing in Maharashtra and Haryana, the developments emphasising the imperfections in relationships among the party cadres, are also surfacing almost every day. The party has been battling the infighting with these two states for quite some time now. However, the recent development, where the Congress Maharashtra leader Sanjay Nirupam outbursted during a press conference and questioned the top leadership of the party, has been the biggest explosion on the face of Congress just on the onset of the polls which is to be held on October 21.
Bharatiya Janata Party's senior leader Subramanian Swamy has reacted to the high voltage drama and said, "I have always said that the problem is that the times have changed and we have become a nationalistic country especially younger generation, we can see that on the social media. Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi exude that they are still foreigners. Congress cannot come up unless they take a Swadeshi person as their leader. Manmohan Singh was a good man who later became a spineless man. Sonia Gandhi can't decide anything. Those days are gone. She should understand that and quit politics. She can't leave the country as criminal proceedings are ongoing against her. What Sanjay Nirupam is doing is what most Congressmen would like to do as well but they are afraid to speak.
"The key people during the UPA 1 are no more acceptable and are refusing to leave the party as well. Rahul Gandhi tried tying the party together but made a fool of himself. Suddenly he puts on a sacred thread and calls himself a Hindu which is a jarring approach. We need a new face. I would strongly suggest Congress invite Mamata Banerjee and try to merge Congress in TMC", Swamy further added.
On Thursday, Nirupam wrote on Twitter, "It seems Congress Party doesn't want my services anymore. I had recommended just one name in Mumbai for Assembly election. Heard that even that has been rejected. As I had told the leadership earlier, in that case I will not participate in the poll campaign. It is my final decision." In another tweet, the furious Congress leader wrote, "I hope that the day has not yet come to say goodbye to the party. But the way leadership is behaving with me, it doesn't seem far away."