It hardly matters who is leaving Congress, says Ashok Gehlot

Jaipur, Jan 26 (IANS): Taking a jibe at some senior leaders leaving the Congress, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Wednesday that it hardly matters who is leaving the party.

"Rahul Gandhi had once said that those who want to go should go so that the rest can at least work. Even if you stay in the party, you will continue speaking bad about it. So, it's better if you go out. Anyone who wants to join the party is welcome, and anyone who wants to go is also welcome," Gehlot said while interacting with the media at the Congress headquarters here.

Gehlot's comments came a day after R.P.N. Singh, one of Congress' prominent faces in Uttar Pradesh, quit the party and joined the BJP, days ahead of next month's Assembly elections in the state.

Gehlot said that Congress has a history of 135 years and it is like an ocean. Many people left the party and had to come back later, he added.

Gehlot also said that Congress is the only party which has a pan-India presence, while the rest of the parties wield power in some pockets.

"No one speaks of the BJP in the northeast. In the southern states too, the saffron party has no presence. The Congress may not be in power, but it has marked its presence in every house. That's why it doesn't matter who deserts the party," the Chief Minister said.



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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 27 2022

    Sachin, are you listening???

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 27 2022

    When what MATTERS is hardly discussed in this party forum, no surprise that such ridiculous statements emnate from the last of the remaining lot ! Their time is up and they know it ! Why upset their own apple cart? Continue with sycophancy for some more time ! Finish it off !!

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  • Joe, mangalore

    Thu, Jan 27 2022

    Congress (Indira) can be revived only if oldies and dynasts are thrown out and new young leaders are given the opportunity to run the party. Most of the congress leaders wo have mass base have left the party and joined the opposition parties because of these Ramu Kakas who do not allow them to grow within the party. See the case of South Kanara once a bastion of Congress what has happened to it, Oldies here do not want the young, dynamic and capable leaders to come up, instead of retiring gracefully they still want to hold key posts within the party.

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  • Karuna, Bengaluru

    Wed, Jan 26 2022

    In sync with Congress tradition of sticking to past history, this Chief minister has hallucinations.He is not aware that Congress party has been nearly wiped out in 22states. It hardly exist North East , No where in power in South except hanging to the tail of DMK in Tamil Nadu

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