Former Congress leader and recently joined BJP Jitin Prasad has hit back at Kapil Sibal’s statement, in which he had said that Jitin’s joining the BJP is ‘Prasad’s politics’. Jitin Prasad has said that when the Congress formed an alliance with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, what was the ideology of the party?
In a conversation with NDTV, Jitin Prasad said, “Kapil Sibal is a very senior leader. Congress has no ideology. What was the ideology when Congress allied with Shiv Sena? What was the ideology when the Congress allied with the Left in Bengal? Whereas in Kerala he was fighting with the Left.
Did not leave Congress because of any person – Jitin
At the same time, Jitin said that I did not leave Congress because of any person or for any post. The reason I left the Congress was that the communication between the party and the people is breaking down and that is why its vote percentage is decreasing in Uttar Pradesh and there is no plan to bring the party back on track.
He said that while in Congress, he could not protect the interests of his people. He said that he will achieve this by staying in BJP. He described the BJP as the only institutionalized national party in the country. I want to serve the people, I want to work for them and in BJP, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, I will be able to do that.
What did Kapil Sibal say?
On Jitin joining BJP, Sibal asked in a tweet whether Jitin Prasad will get ‘prasad’ from BJP? He said that if Jitin Prasada had left the party after being displeased with the response of the leadership on the issues raised by the leaders who wrote the letter, it was his personal matter, but why did he go to the BJP? In an interview, Sibal said, “As long as we are in Congress and adopting the ideology of Congress, we will continue to raise issues with 22 leaders and many others to strengthen Congress.”
Won’t leave Congress till I die: Sibal
Sibal also said that even if the Congress considered him completely useless at some point in his life, he might consider leaving the party, but would never go to the BJP as it could happen only on his dead body.
Let us inform that Jitin Prasad was also included in the group of 23 leaders along with Sibal who wrote to Sonia Gandhi in August last year, demanding active leadership and comprehensive organizational changes in the party.