Parties that believe opposition unity minus Congress possible live in fool's paradise: Jairam Ramesh
Jairam Ramesh said many regional parties have back-stabbed the grand old party in the past to serve their own self-interests
Kolkata: Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday asserted that non-BJP parties that believe opposition unity without the grand old party as the fulcrum is possible are living in a “fool’s paradise”.
Without naming any outfit, he said many regional parties have back-stabbed the grand old party in the past to serve their own self-interests, and that such parties should stop using the Congress as a punching bag.
“There cannot be any opposition unity without the Congress as its fulcrum. That is fundamental.
“If any non-BJP outfit thinks any alliance sans the Congress can provide a stable government for five years, it is living in a fool’s paradise. There can never be any opposition unity minus the Congress,” Ramesh said in an interview with.
'The word I used for former speaker Ramesh Kumar hurts me too. The use of that word is neither my nature, nor it is my personality. I regret if my word has hurt Ramesh Kumar or anyone else. I withdraw my words,' he said
'In the past, the Congress had used words like 'neech aadmi', 'maut ka saudagar' and 'naali ka keeda' for me. I urge you to talk about development instead of playing this game of 'aukat', he said
Voltage stabiliser, electric wires stolen from Congress Bhawan in Bhubaneswar, MLA blames partymen for theft
Senior party MLA Suresh Routray termed the incident as unfortunate and blamed his own partymen for the theft