All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi gave a nudge to Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and other Muslim leaders in Congress and asked them for long will they continue to be slaves of the party’s ‘janeudhari‘ leadership. Sonia Gandhi is currently the interim party president at the time of this report.
Poetic Justice: @ghulamnazad GHULAM NABI sb u’d accused me of exactly this. Now you’re accused of the same. 45 years of ghulami for this? Now it’s proven that anyone opposing Janeudhari leadership will be branded B-Team I hope Muslims now know the high cost of loyalty to Congress https://t.co/cdodv5x7B4— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) August 24, 2020
In a tweet Owaisi said that Azad used to refer to AIMIM as ‘Team B’ of the BJP. “Now you’re accused of the same. 45 years of ghulami for this? Now it’s proven that anyone opposing Janeudhari leadership will be branded B-Team I hope Muslims now know the high cost of loyalty to Congress,” he said.
Owaisi was reacting to media reports wherein former Congress President Rahul Gandhi had accused the 23 Congress leaders who wrote to Sonia Gandhi asking to overhaul the existing party structure of ‘colluding with the BJP.
#CWCMeet pic.twitter.com/Vjbjw92b0x— NDTV (@ndtv) August 24, 2020
Following this, Ghulam Nabi Azad offered to quit the party. Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal too had expressed is displeasure at the allegations but deleted his tweet after claiming that Rahul Gandhi personally informed him that he had made no such allegations.
Later, Azad also ‘clarified’ that Rahul Gandhi never made such a statement.
Rahul Gandhi never said it, neither in CWC or outside, that this letter (to Sonia Gandhi about party leadership) was written in collusion with BJP: Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress (File pic) pic.twitter.com/nv0MWWyodV— ANI (@ANI) August 24, 2020
However, as of now it is not yet clear whether Azad has withdrawn his offer to quit Congress or not, considering Rahul Gandhi ‘never said’ what was widely reported.