“Congress In Coma”: BS Mann As Rahul Gandhi Blames AAP For Gujarat Defeat
Punjab Governor Bhagwant Mann has reacted strongly to Rahul Gandhi’s comments that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) played a significant role in Congress’ poor performance at the recently concluded Gujarat Assembly elections.
“How many times did Rahul Gandhi visit Gujarat? He only once wanted to win the election on just one trip to the state.” Mann said. Mann stated, before launching an abrasive critique of the Congress MP, who is currently running his party’s “Bharat Jodo Yatra’ throughout the nation.
“Elections were held in the area where the sun sets (Gujarat), Rahul Gandhi started his “padayatra” from the spot where the sun first rises (Kanyakumari). It is time to adjust his timing first,” he said.
“Congress is not about changing It’s all about trade,” Herr Mann said.
He accused Congress MLAs of transferring to opposition parties. “The party is so poor that it has to sell its MLAs to opposition parties to form a government even when they do not have enough members. The party is in the midst of collapse,” Mr. Mann said.
“Congress created the government to govern Maharashtra as well as Madhya Pradesh. However, the BJP is now ruling both states” said the politician.
Mr. Gandhi said that Congress would have been able to win in Gujarat if AAP did not have to be used as an alternative.
“If AAP had not been used as an intermediary and we had not been, we could have defeated the BJP. AAP was used to attack Congress,” Mr. Gandhi declared.
AAP has claimed to be the main competitor to BJP and was expected to make up the government. The party did get its foot into the political arena, having five seats won however, it fell far from its ambitious goals.
The BJP was able to win 156 of the total 182 seats, which is the highest seat total that any other political organization has ever had in its history of electoral success, and beat Congress the 37-year-old record of 149 seats at the elections of 1985. The most seats BJP won was 127 during the 2002 election.
Congress with just 17 seats, suffered the most significant drop in fortunes from its 2017 total of 77.