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Veterans Defend UPA Government Against Loyal To Rahul | India News

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NEW DELHI: With a loyal Rahul Gandhi holding UPA responsible for the weakening of the party, congressional officials came out in defense of the 2004-2014 government on Saturday, calling him a “transformative” and one who had been sabotaged by a conspiracy and malicious campaign by part of political rivals
The backlash came after a controversy erupted on Thursday when, at a meeting of Rajya Sabha members chaired by Sonia Gandhi, new MP Rajeev Satav responded to a demand by congressional veterans for “introspection” in the 2019 defeat. blaming the UPA era for the party’s unpopularity. .
Congressman Manish Tewari called for an agreement on the issue of leadership and told TOI: “A regular president provides stability at the top. Given the prevailing situation when the credibility of the government is at its lowest point, it will help the opposition to unite around Congress. ”
Senior member Anand Sharma posted a thread of 11 tweets to defend UPA. “Congressmen should be proud of UPA’s legacy. No party rejects or discredits its legacy. Nobody expects BJP to be charitable and give us credit, but ours must respect and not forget, “he wrote.
Tewari said: “Despite being in the desert for ten years, BJP never ran over the Vajpayee years in power. In fact, BJP passionately defended him on all forums. It is unfortunate that some misinformed people would rather fight the UPA ghost than face BJP head-on. ”
Diplomat-turned-politician Shashi Tharoor said lessons should be learned from electoral defeats “but not by playing into the hands of our ideological enemies.” Former Union Minister Milind Deora regretted that Singh’s service was criticized in his presence.
As the storm grew, Satav clarified that he had never questioned Singh’s leadership and blamed media reports.

Times of India

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