Congress, the country’s oldest political party, suffered a major political setback when the party’s veteran leader RPN Singh announced to leave the Congress. There are assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh in the next few days, in such a situation, this setback can prove to be very harmful for the Congress.
Shashi Tharoor took a sharp dig
Former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor has taken a jibe at RPN Singh for joining BJP. He tweeted in a poetic style describing BJP as a “Congress-yukt BJP (Congress (leaders)-laden BJP).” Tharoor said: “He is leaving his home, maybe he has dreams; Now everyone there is our own.” This is by far the most interesting reaction from a Congress leader to RPN Singh’s turnaround.
RPN Singh had resigned from the party on Tuesday itself by writing a letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Shortly thereafter, he joined the BJP. Regarding leaving Congress, RPN Singh said that people were telling him for many years that he should join BJP, but I came late, but came well.
Along with this, attacking the Congress, RPN Singh said that now that party has changed and is no longer the same. Hailing from Padrauna in UP, RPN Singh is believed to have influence in some districts of Purvanchal and BJP is seeing this as its success in the state.
Party leaders made harsh comments on RPN leaving Congress
There was a sharp reaction from the party after RPN Singh left the Congress. Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate attacked RPN Singh and called him a coward. Shrinate had said that the fight of Congress is of ideology and no coward can fight this fight. Earlier, many veterans of UP have left the Congress party and joined the BJP. These leaders include leaders like Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Jitin Prasad, Jagdambika Pal. Apart from this, recently, Saharanpur MLA Imran Masood has also joined the SP.