Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (SS)
Mangaluru, Oct 6: State BJP president and MP Nalin Kumar Kateel took a dig at the Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra undertaken by Rahul Gandhi saying that the journey had turned into a quit Bharath Yatra.
Kateel said Ghulam Nabi Azad had quit the Congress and floated his own party. He said a group of 23 Congress leaders had expressed their ire against the party leadership. He said the Congress party had no inner party democracy and leaders who saw no future in the party's prospects were leaving it one by one.
Kateel predicted that the Congress which has been identified for its family politics would further decline in the coming days due to sycophancy and rise in dissidence besides lack of effective leadership.
Kateel said Rahul Gandhi should have initiated Congress Jodo Yatra to bring all those who had quit the party together and added that the Prime Minister had united Kashmir with India by abrogating the Article 370 that gave special status to the valley.
Kateel said Congress is a corrupt party and an anti-Hindu party that encourages factionalism and widening rifts within the Hindus. Whereas the BJP he said has always worked hard for development of the country and uniting the country.
He said the people of the country had systematically voted the Congress out of power and decimated its strength after seeing six decades of corruption scandals and scams.
He said two factions of Congress party had welcomed Rahul Gandhi's Bharath Jodo Yatra separately on his entry into Karnataka. "While Siddaramaiah who is daydreaming about becoming the chief minister of Karnataka welcomed Rahul Gandhi into the state, KPCC president and scamster D K Shivakumar who is all set to go to jail welcomed Rahul Gandhi separately in another location. This is a clear example of rising dissidence within the party and people are witness to this drama," he said.
Kateel said Congress had always been critical of Dr B R Ambedkar, the architect of Indian constitution and had used the Dalits as mere votebank.