Shiv Sena mocks BJP over induction of Jitin Prasada; advises Congress to create sturdy group

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The Shiv Sena on Friday described as “hilarious” the BJP’s celebration over the induction of Uttar Pradesh chief Jitin Prasada into the get together fold, but additionally stated that Congress chief Rahul Gandhi must create a powerful group in his get together.

In a shot within the arm for the BJP, Jitin Prasada, a Congress chief joined the saffron get together on Wednesday, months forward of the Meeting elections in Uttar Pradesh scheduled for early subsequent 12 months. The 47-year former Union minister comes from a well known Brahmin household of UP.

In an editorial in get together mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, the Shiv Sena stated Prasada, a younger chief, was of no use to the Congress and can stay so to the BJP. “Jitin Prasada, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sachin pilot had been younger leaders and there have been excessive expectations from them. There’s already a vacuum within the Congress after the loss of life of Ahmed Patel and Rajeev Satav. It isn’t good that younger leaders are going the BJP means,” the Sena stated.

“Prasada, who had confronted defeat in Uttar Pradesh Meeting elections, has lastly joined the BJP. Prasada’s members of the family had been Congress loyalists. He was a minister in former prime minister Manmohan Singh’s cupboard. Nevertheless, he saved shedding Meeting and Lok Sabha elections. The BJP has now began celebrating his induction into the get together fold. The caste politics of Uttar Pradesh is behind it. Eye on UP’s Brahmin vote financial institution is being stated to be behind Prasada’s induction into the BJP,” it stated. “But when Prasada had a maintain over the Brahmin votes, why these votes weren’t transferred to the Congress?” it requested.

The Sena stated that BJP”s conventional upper-caste vote have to be drifting away from the get together. “Until now, the BJP didn’t require any arithmetic or face in UP. Narendra Modi was all the things. Ram mandir or Hindutva had been the problems to win votes. However now, the state of affairs is so unhealthy that it desires the help of Prasada,” it stated sarcastically.

The Uddhav Thackeray-led get together stated the necessary difficulty is why are the Congress leaders leaping ship. Speaking concerning the defection of Jyotiraditya Scindia to the BJP and the rise up of Sachin Pilot, the Sena stated that in Punjab, too, there’s a rise up in Congress. It, nonetheless, stated that rise up and factionalism shouldn’t be restricted to the Congress alone.

“Regardless of being in place to win Kerala and Assam, the Congress couldn’t achieve this. It misplaced Puducherry. However there isn’t any dialogue on what the Congress ought to do subsequent and the way it ought to resurrect itself. Besides in Maharashtra, Kerala and Karnataka, the Congress is combating for its survival all over the place else. This political imbalance is dangerous to the democracy,” it stated. The Congress has executed a number of work within the pre-Independence period and even after that. The Congress has a contribution to constructing the nation. Even at the moment, the ‘Nehru-Gandhi’ id of the nation can’t be obliterated…The Congress has a stronghold on the grass-root stage, it stated. “Congress president Sonia Gandhi has ably carried out her accountability within the get together. Now, Rahul Gandhi has to create a powerful group, which would be the reply to the problem earlier than the get together,” the Sena added.

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