NEW DELHI: With a Rahul Gandhi loyalist holding UPA liable for the weakening of the get together, Congress functionaries on Saturday got here out in defence of the 2004-2014 authorities calling it “transformative” and one which had been sabotaged by […]
The backlash got here after an argument erupted on Thursday when, in a gathering of Rajya Sabha members chaired by Sonia Gandhi, new MP Rajeev Satav countered a requirement by Congress veterans for “introspection” into the 2019 defeat by blaming the UPA period for the get together’s unpopularity.
Congress MP Manish Tewari known as for a settlement of the management difficulty and advised TOI, “An everyday president gives stability on the high. Given the prevailing scenario when the credibility of the federal government is at its nadir, it would assist the opposition coalesce round Congress.”
Senior member Anand Sharma posted an 11-tweet thread to defend UPA. “Congressmen have to be happy with UPA’s legacy. No get together disowns or discredits its legacy. No person expects BJP to be charitable and provides us credit score however our personal ought to respect and never overlook,” he wrote.
Tewari mentioned: “Regardless of being in wilderness for ten years, BJP by no means ran down the Vajpayee years in energy. In truth, BJP passionately defended it at each discussion board. It’s unlucky that some ill-informed individuals would relatively struggle the ghost of UPA than frontally tackle BJP.”
Diplomat-turned-politician Shashi Tharoor mentioned classes needed to be discovered from election defeats “however not by taking part in into the palms of our ideological enemies”. Former Union minister Milind Deora lamented that Singh’s service was criticised in his presence.
Because the storm grew, Satav clarified that he had by no means questioned Singh’s management, and blamed the row on media studies.