As the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh in on the verge of collapsing after the exit of Jyotidaditya Scindia, Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam has said that the Maharashtra government will also face a similar fate soon. He said that the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance government is very unstable, and it can fall any moment.
While speaking to Times Now, Nirupam said that Congress should have never become part of the alliance government in Maharashtra with Shiv Sena and NCP. Talking about the condition of the Maharashtra govt, he said, “Hum udhaar ka sindoor leke suhagan bane hai, ye suhaag kab tak chalega”, (we have become married using borrowed sindoor, how long this marriage will last). This government is functioning on a very weak wicket, and it can fall anytime, he said. Nirupam asserted that he had said several times that the party should not become part of a govt which can hurt the interests of the party in the long run.
Talking about exit party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia who joined BJP yesterday, former Congress Member of Parliament Sanjay Nirupam has said that the presence of senior leaders in the Congress party is one of the reasons for the mess due to which an influential leader like Jyotiraditya Scindia left congress. He suggested that Rahul Gandhi should take over the leadership and the senior leaders of the congress party especially those above the age of seventy should be made to retire forcefully. He said that the senior leaders should play an advisory role, and not be part of active politics, like the Marg Darshak Mandal in BJP.
Sanjay Nirupam asserted that no doubt Scindia is an influential leader and the leadership in Delhi was aware of his demands but failed to resolve. He said, “He is a very popular leader and has his following. It is highly unlikely to say that the leadership in Delhi was unaware of what Scindia wanted. Groupism is everywhere in Congress and there are certain conflicts going inside them for a very long time. So the leadership needs to intervene between them. Scindia wasn’t the only one who was upset.”
Sanjay Nirupam added, “The congress is going through worst phase in its history, so the leadership needs to revive the party lines. I’ve been suggesting for long that Rahul Gandhi should take the lead and the senior leaders of the party, especially those with above seventy age should be made retire forcefully. I think they have contributed enough to the Congress party, now they can be a part of the advisory council- Margdarshak Mandal of the party, like the one BJP have”.