Fissures in Congress over Rahul’s strategy?: Digvijay’s tweets hint at ‘divide within’

Digvijay’s series of tweets also sheds light on the divide within the party, especially over Rahul Gandhi’s direct and frontal attack on the government on national issues.

Written by July 11, 2020 19:11

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday endorsed the aggressive stand taken by Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra against Narendra Modi government and also added that they have the courage to take on the Modi-Shah duo.

However, his series of tweets also sheds light on the divide within the party, especially over Rahul Gandhi’s direct and frontal attack on the government on national issues.

Senior Congress leader, while replying to a news article, said that no one in the party is opposed to Rahul Gandhi but stated, “Congress leaders who want to go soft on Modi must have the courage to speak their mind either with in the Party or if they have Guts say publicly”.

Digvijay tweetIn another tweet, he also called out those leaders not in agreement with Rahul’s stand, to leave the party at their own will.

In a series of tweets, he said that the Modi and Shah are under a “misconception” that they can “browbeat Nehru-Gandhi family by threats of the government probe agencies.

‘Nehru Gandhi family can’t be browbeaten’

“ModiShah are under a misconception that they can browbeat Nehru Gandhi Family by threats of ED/IT/CBI. Their whole Family have fought the British fearlessly spent years in jail and are a brave lot. So don’t be under any of illusion ModiShah ji,” Singh said.

“But at the same time Congress Leadership must take up the challenge of building the Party organisation brick by brick. This is where we need the dynamism of Rahul ji and Priyanka ji. I am sure both of them have the Guts and Courage to take on ModiShah twins,” he added.

Singh said that no one in the Congress party is opposed to the leadership of Rahul Gandhi.

“He (Rahul) had virtually emerged as the main challenger to Modi in 2019 and should have continued to build the Party either as AICC President or Leader of Congress Parliamentary Party in Lok Sabha. Why did he voluntarily withdraw from the scene?” he asked.

Rahul must lead Congress, says Digvijay

The Congress leader also said that he admired P Chidambaram for not bowing down to the BJP-led Central government after they sent him to jail on “cooked-up charges”.

Digvijay tweet“This is the crux of the matter and this is the challenge before Sonia ji Rahul ji and Priyanka ji. I am certain they would do it. The whole Congress Party Young Old everyone stands behind you and are ready to make whatever sacrifice you demand. So Rahul ji please LEAD,” Singh said.