Infighting and bickering within the Congress ranks is nothing new and in post poll Gujarat, little wonder then that the blame game has started again.
In its worst ever performance, the Congress managed only 17 seats. The party’s vote share has reduced to 27.3 percent from 41 percent in the 2017 Assembly elections, when it won 77 seats.
Former Congress MLA from Radhanpur, Raghu Desai has, in a letter to the party’s national president Mallikarjun Kharge, demanded action against the state party chief Jagdish Thakor and others. According to the complaint, “Thakor’s five men worked against him during the election. Despite a representation to party in-charge Raghu Sharma in this regard, there was no response.”
Desai said it was a matter of surprise that Jagdishbhai’s men “were not under his (Jagdish) control and were working against him.” Escalating the attack, Desai questioned how even after the worst defeat of the Congress party, Jagdish Thakor has not offered his resignation.
Meanwhile, Gujarat Congress chief Jagdish Thakor retaliated saying that Desai is not able to digest his defeat. “Desai is known to talk in a high-handed manner even with his personal assistant. He is merely trying to deflect the blame for his loss on me,” Thakor answered scribes.