Monday, Jan 17, 2022

‘If Vijay Rupani Has Failed Gujarat, It Means Failure Of PM Modi’: Congress

Congress alleged there are fratricidal wars and deep infighting in the BJP ruled states.

‘If Vijay Rupani Has Failed Gujarat, It Means Failure Of PM Modi’: Congress
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.(File photo)

Reacting to resignation of Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Congress on Saturday said if Rupani has failed people of the state after five years it shows failure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"Two things stand out today - Deep seated infighting in all BJP ruled states, be it Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Assam or Haryana. Bhakt media remains oblivious to fratricidal wars in the BJP, for their only mandate is to focus on opposition ruled states," Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said on Twitter.

He added: “This shows failure of Prime Minister's and Home Minister's leadership. If their anointed Chief minister Vijay Rupani has failed Gujarat and its people after five years, onus must lie at the doorsteps of Modiji”.

The Congress leader said it is time to rid Gandhi-Patel's 'Karambhoomi' of the "machiavellian BJP and its leadership".

Surjewala also dubbed the BJP as "Bhayanak jhagda party" and cited examples of infighting within the party in several states.

In Uttar Pradesh, he claimed it is Yogi versus Modi while in Rajasthan it is Vasundhara Raje versus Modi and in Karnataka, B S Yediyurappa versus Modi.

He also alleged that in Gujarat, it is Rupani versus Modi and Amit Shah.

Earlier in the day, Rupani resigned from the post, over a year before the state goes to polls.

It is not clear what prompted the development in Modi's home state where elections to the 182-member assembly are due in December 2022.

Rupani (65) was sworn in as chief minister in December 2017. This was his second stint. He first became the chief minister on August 7, 2016, following the resignation of incumbent Anandiben Patel. (With PTI inputs)


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