Kapil Sibal condemns attack on Jitin Prasada, says Congress needs to 'target BJP with surgical strikes, not its own'
Prasada, a former Union minister, was among the 23 signatories to a letter that sought an active and full-time Congress president
New Delhi: Congress leader Kapil Sibal, who was among those who wrote a letter to party chief Sonia Gandhi seeking organisational overhaul, on Thursday alleged that party leader Jitin Prasada is being targeted in Uttar Pradesh and termed it as "unfortunate".
Prasada, a former union minister, was among the signatories to the letter that sought an active and full-time party president. Prasad is also a special invitee to the CWC.
"Unfortunate that Jitin Prasada is being officially targeted in Uttar Pradesh Congress needs to target the BJP with surgical strikes instead of wasting its energy by targeting its own," Sibal said on Twitter.
Unfortunate that Jitin Prasada is being officially targeted in UP
Congress needs to target the BJP with surgical strikes instead wasting its energy by targeting its own
— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) August 27, 2020
Reacting to it, another Congress leader, Manish Tewari who was also a signatory to the letter, posted a single word "Prescient" on Twitter.
— Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) August 27, 2020
The Lakhimpur Kheri District Congress reportedly passed a resolution demanding action against Prasada, a leader from Uttar Pradesh, and has accused his family of being against the Gandhi family.
Jitender Prasad, the father of Jitin Prasada, had also unsuccessfully contested for the post of Congress president against Sonia Gandhi in the past, the DCC reportedly said.
The charge comes three days after the Congress Working Committee urged Sonia Gandhi to continue as party president and bring about organisational changes.
The CWC was convened to discuss the leadership issue and the letter written by over 20 leaders on the issue.
The UP CM's visit to Delhi comes close on the heels of the BJP holding a series of review meetings in Lucknow, which had fuelled speculation of a ministerial reshuffle in the state
BJP leaders hit back at the Congress leader and said that Gandhi should get out of social media and work on the ground and should speak to CMs of Congress-ruled states about alleged irregularities in COVID vaccination programme
The Congress veteran said the top leadership should make a proper assessment of leaders in the party, asserting that 'one cannot make people leaders when they do not deserve it'