New Delhi: With the joining of former Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) months before the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, a huge round of poltical vocal war of words has started.
After joinig the BJP, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who had been with the Congress for 24 years, said that it was not an easy decision for her but she had taken it in the interest of the country and Uttar Pradesh.
But her inclusion in the BJP has also started another vocal war by the Congress leaders.
Earlier in the day, Rita Bahuguna Joshi verbally attacked Congress party and Rahul Gandhi saying, “When the whole world has accepted that we carried out surgical strikes, I didn’t like it when Congress and other parties questioned it. I was hurt when comments like ‘Khoon ki dalali’ were made over surgical strikes politics.”
“Khoon ki dalali’ jaise shabd ka upyog kiya gaya, usse main kafi dukhi ho gayi,” Rita Bahuguna Joshi said.
“Soniaji used to understand us. She might take any decision but used to listen to us. But even that is not possible under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi,” Joshi said while scathing attack on Congress vice president.
“His (Rahul) leadership is not acceptable not just to Uttar Pradesh but to the entire nation. Even senior leaders of the state are angry,” Joshi added.
“The way he (Rahul) should have given leadership to a national party, he failed to do it seriously. His leadership is not acceptable to the people.” Joshi said.
Reacting on the issue, Congress leader Raj Babbar said, “Rita was a history professor and it seems that this is the reason why she is not failing to repeat the history of her family.”
“Ye itihaas ki professor thi,shayd yehi karan hai ki ye apne parivaar ke itihaas ko dohrane mei chook nhi rahi hai.”
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad while reacting on Rita Bahuguna joining the BJP said, “Opportunistic leaders are not stable. The real issue is that she had not been able to win the seat during elections as there was tough competition.”
“Avsarvaadi neta ek jagah tiktey nahin. Asli baat hai ki wo seat jeet nahin sakti thi, muqabla mushkil tha,” Ghulam Nabi Azad said.
(With inputs from IANS)