'Pawar is poison, BJP-NCP trap in Maharashtra exposes Congress': Sanjay Nirupam
Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam believes that the formation of BJP-NCP government in Maharashtra and Devendra Fadnavis return as Chief Minister of Maharashtra has brought immense disrepute to the Congress party. Sanjay Nirupam has accused NCP supremo Sharad Pawar of backstabbing Congress party by first inviting it to be part of government formation with Shiv Sena and then getting into a secret alliance with BJP.
Deal between NCP-BJP: Sanjay Nirupam
Sanjay Nirupam believes that some kind of deal was struck between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sharad Pawar in Parliament. " If this related to farmers then other leaders from Maharashtra should have been part of the meeting," he argued while talking to a television channel.
Amit Shah briefly joined the meeting
Interestingly, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Home Minister Amit Shah also joined the meeting on Wednesday in the Parliament House. However, Amit Shah left the meeting after a few minutes.
Eyebrows were raised
Politicians from Congress and NCP had objected to such a meeting when a discussion for government formation in Maharashtra was going on between Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress. But NCP kept stressing there was nothing political, only issues related to farmers were discussed.
Congress humiliated, exposed: Sanjay Nirupam
"Leaders who are part of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) mislead Sonia Gandhi as they were not aware of the real political situation in Maharashtra," said Sanjay Nirupam. "
"Mallikarjun Kharge who is in-charge of Maharashtra should explain what he told Sonia ji as the present situation has humiliated Congress," Sanjay Nirupam added.
Clamour for Rahul Gandhi
Sanjay Nirupam has stressed that after the political debacle in Maharashtra, "there is a need to form a new CWC and Rahul Gandhi should come back and lead the Congress party".
Congress the biggest loser
Sanjay Nirupam believes that the image of the Congress party has been tarnished and questions about the ideology of the party will be asked in future. "There was no need for the Congress party to get involved in all this as the mandate for us was to sit in opposition, but we faltered," Sanjay Nirupam said.