Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Kapil Sibal introspection remark leaders unhappy with Congress free to leave
Lok Sabha leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said Wednesday that those who are unhappy with the way the party is running can walk away rather than embarrass him in public. Chowdhury criticized Sibal for “lecturing from AC rooms” and said disgruntled members can join other parties or float their own teams.
“Talking without doing anything does not mean introspection,” said the party’s West Bengal chief, wondering why Sibal was not seen campaigning for Congress during the Bihar elections. “Kapil Sibal could have raised the issues within a party forum instead of making such embarrassing comments in public. He is a high-ranking leader and has access to the higher ranks of the party.”
“Those who are unhappy with how the party works are free to form a new party or join one if they feel that Congress is not the right place for them,” Chowdhury, a member of the Congressional Working Committee (CWC), said. to journalists.
His comments came in the context of Sibal criticizing the congressional leadership for the party’s poor performance in the Bihar elections, where he won only 19 of the 70 seats he contested. Sibal was part of a group of 23 senior congressional leaders who had written to the head of the party, Sonia Gandhi, in August, giving her suggestions on ways to revive the great party.
“He seems to be very concerned about Congress and its need for introspection. He had previously spoken about it in public as well. But he was not seen campaigning for the party in elections in Bihar or other states that went to the polls last year. Instead of giving sermons sitting in air-conditioned rooms, you should work on the floor. Lecture others without doing anything won’t help. Just calling for introspection without doing anything on your own is useless, “Chowdhury said.
After the debacle of the 2019 elections, Rahul Gandhi resigned as head of the party and now no one can question the intention of Rahul Gandhi or Sonia Gandhi. They also offered that someone from outside the Gandhi-Nehru family should lead the party, the Baharampur deputy said.
Bihar Congress leader Tariq Anwar, an AICC secretary general, had earlier called for introspection and said that the RJD-led Grand Alliance was unable to form the government in the state due to the big party’s poor performance in the elections.
Besides Chowdhury, other top congressional leaders have also lashed out at those calling for introspection. Earlier, Rajasthan’s chief minister and congressional leader, Ashok Gehlot, had criticized Sibal, saying his remarks had hurt the sentiments of party workers across the country.
Congressional leader Salman Khurshid has called party colleagues calling for introspection “Doubtful Thomas” and said they periodically suffer from pangs of anxiety. “When we get it right it’s true that they rarely take it for granted. But when we don’t get it wrong, we don’t even get it wrong, they bite their nails quickly,” Khurshid said in a Facebook post.