Bengali Hunt Desk: Former Union Minister Kapil Sibal fired back at the current Congress leadership. Kapil has become a rebel since the collapse of the Congress in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Publicly criticized the team. He was retaliated against by Congress leaders like Adhir Chowdhury and Ashok Gehlot. Despite this, Sibal once again opened his mouth against his team. In an interview, he claimed that the Congress was not functioning as an opposition party at present.
The former minister claimed that the leadership was making every effort to strengthen the party's organization in different parts of the country. Besides, no permanent president could be elected after Rahul Gandhi resigned from the post of Congress president. Sonia Gandhi is working as the interim president. He is also vocal about not appointing a president for almost a year and a half. “How can a political party function for a year and a half without a leader,” Sibal said. The Congress workers do not know what to do. '
“In Gujarat, we have lost each of the eight seats,” he added. The BJP also got 75 per cent of the votes in the seats vacated by the defecting Congress leaders. In the same situation in Madhya Pradesh, we have won only 6 seats. Whenever the BJP got into trouble, the Congress did not become an alternative. As a result, we are no longer effective as the opposition. Something is wrong somewhere. We have to fix that. “
The veteran lawyer claims he raised the issue at a meeting of the party's parliamentary committee in July. Then in August, 23 Congress leaders wrote a letter to Sonia Gandhi seeking a change of leadership. But he did not receive any reply from the party, Sibal said. After the recent Bihar assembly elections, the former law minister again questioned the leadership of the Congress. However, Ashok Gehlot retweeted, “Kapil Sibal should not be told to the media about his team. The general staff of the party is disappointed in this kind of work. '