Congress facing leadership crisis: Arun Jaitley

Going hammer and tongs at Congress, BJP claimed there was a "leadership crisis" in the party.

New Delhi: Going hammer and tongs at Congress, BJP today claimed there was a "leadership crisis" in the party even as it attacked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying there was "no point" in how long somebody held a post as what mattered was the work done in that time.

In an apparent reference to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, BJP leader Arun Jaitley said that while senior Congress members stay in the background, others from the party try to counter Narendra Modi through "tweets and taunts".

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh is known to post tweets critical of Modi, the BJP prime ministerial candidate and the Gujarat Chief Minister.

"Congress has a leadership crisis. They are keeping their leaders behind the scene," said Jaitley, the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha.

He was speaking at a gathering of over 300-350 medicos at his residence here, where party leaders, including the BJP`s Chief Ministerial candidate for Delhi, Harsh Varshan, appealed to doctors to become "political messengers for the party" for the coming Assembly and Lok Sabha elections.

Attacking the Prime Minister without taking his name, Jaitley said, "There is a leadership contest at the Centre. People are tired with the leaderless-ness. There is no point discussing how long one was Prime Minister. The point is what did you did while in power. Now, years won`t be counted, but work will."
Party president Rajnath Singh, who was also present on the occasion, said there was a "crisis of credibility" in Congress.
Rajnath Singh said that "one family ruled the country for 40 years" and was still not able to sort out the problems in India.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link