‘Leaderless And Confused’: Twitter Reacts As Cong Crisis Deepens
On Thursday, 11 July, 10 of 15 Congress lawmakers split from the party in Goa and merged with the ruling BJP. The Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government in Karnataka is also fighting to retain the power after 18 resignations.
In Telangana too, Congress suffered a similar collapse where 12 of its 18 MLAs joined Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao's party.
Congress workers protested at the parliament against the BJP’s horse trading and accused the party of luring Congress MLAs in different states. Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi joined the protest.
This crisis that the Congress party is facing has become a hot topic of discussion on Twitter. While some said these MLAs are lacking in ethics, others said this mass resignation might be the result of Rahul Gandhi leaving the post of party president.
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Rachit Seth, who resigned from the post of Congress Media Coordinator, said the developments depict that anarchy is creeping in the absence of strong leadership.
“No point in blaming BJP, if fault within,” he tweeted.
‘Immoral And Cheap’
However, Sanjay Jha, National Spokesperson of the Congress, had a different viewpoint. He said contesting on a Congress ticket and joining the BJP later to attack the Congress is ‘immoral and cheap’.
Journalist Mitali Saran said it is ‘nauseating’.
One Twitter user said if the MLAs had integrity, they would have never joined the BJP.
Punjab Chief Minister and Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh said he’s confident that “a youth leader, carrying forward the vision of Rahul Gandhi, will galvanise the party”.
Who is Running the Party?
Journalist Swati Chaturvedi said the Congress’ ‘prince’ has ‘dumped her’.
Journalist Pallavi Ghosh also blamed the Congress’ crisis on the absence of leadership. “When you are leaderless and confused, slowly the entire fabric tears. In Congress, this disintegration is rapid. It’s going to get worse,” she tweeted.
Journalist Rohini Singh also echoed the thought.
“Today, as soon as Rahul Gandhi has stepped aside, INC India has started to disintegrate! Till Rahul Gandhi was there, it was a unit! Now why can't a non Gandhi save Goa? Is this also RG's fault?” asked Tehseen Poonawalla.
The blame game can go on and on, but the Congress needs to ensure strong leadership at the helm and do some damage control if it wants to bounce back.
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