Former Uttar Pradesh MLA from the Congress party, Imran Masood, who had allegedly threatened to “chop Narendra Modi into pieces” ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections is now part of the Congress party’s Election committee in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, reported ANI.
The Congress party on Saturday had announced various committees like Election Committee, Campaign Committee, Election Strategy & Planning Committee, Co-ordination Committee, Manifesto Committee and Media & Publicity Committee for Uttar Pradesh ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Imran Masood has been inducted into the Election Committee of the Congress party.
With the selection of Congress leaders with a history of instigating violence and hurling cheap slurs at the leaders of other parties, Congress seems to be mainstreaming fringe elements like Imran Masood in the party. Recently, Masood was also in the luxury bus with Priyanka Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia during Priyanka Gandhi’s first roadshow in Lucknow. He was the Congress candidate from Saharanpur in 2014 when he had declared in a public rally that he will “chop Narendra Modi into pieces”
Interestingly, the Congress party’s election committee in Uttar Pradesh will be headed by Uttar Pradesh Congress Chief Raj Babbar, who had also abused the Prime Minister by targetting his humble background and his family. Uttar Pradesh Congress Chief Raj Babbar had used the devaluing rupee reference to mock the age of Prime Minister Modi’s mother.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi is busy spinning tales of the ‘politics of love’, but on the other hand, he has also shown exemplary affection towards those who make extremely distasteful remarks against the Prime Minister of India. With inducting Imran Masood into an election committee only indicates that certain behaviour of the Congress party remains the same despite its party president Rahul Gandhi expressing false love in public.
The Congress party understanding the inability of Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s inability to lead the party to take on the might BJP led by PM Narendra Modi resorted to parachuting his sister, another dynast- Priyanka Gandhi to the Congress party. Within hours of joining the Congress party, the younger Gandhi was made a general secretary of the party and was installed as the party’s in-charge in Uttar Pradesh East.
Priyanka Gandhi, who hardly has any experience in electoral politics has been fighting hard to save her husband Robert Vadra, accused in irregularities pertaining to various land dealings. Priyanka Gandhi may have been pushed into taking responsibilities by the Gandhi Parivar to create an extra pressure on the Centre to go slow on cases against the son-in-law Robert Vadra.