Under attack by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress has asked the party to set its own house in order.
Launching a tirade against BJP, Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) chief Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu in a Press statement advocated BJP state in-charge Mangal Pandey, that instead of worrying about Congress, he should be more concerned about his own party affairs.
“Congress was united and still stands united. Ex-Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is the senior and experienced leader of the party,” he said, adding Congress is not a person-particular, party but is the party of every common man.
Charging BJP of spreading communalism, regionalism, casteism in the country, he said Congress is unlike BJP and it aims to serve the public.
Seeking to know whether the state government is being run by CM Jai Ram Thakur or the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), he charged that in BJP there are four CMs the RSS, Shanta Kumar, JP Nadda and Prem Kumar Dhumal who were not letting the government run smoothly and do not accept the Chief Ministership of Jai Ram Thakur.
Pandey needs to deal with the infighting within the BJP, which has come to fore ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, he said, adding that the public is aware of how BJP had conspired to defeat the CM candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal, Gulab Singh Thakur and Ravinder Ravi.
The party’s own legislators and senior leaders are not happy with the functioning of the state government and they have openly started to exhibit their annoyance which the party in-charge should be concerned, instead of targeting Congress, said Sukhu.
Mangal Pandey remembers Himachal only during elections he said, adding that there is no achievement of the Central and the state government that the public can count on, hence they are trying to divide the attention of the public by spreading false propaganda of rift in the Congress party between Virbhadra Singh and Sukhu to gain political mileage.