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'Disrespect to legacy of Indira, Rajiv Gandhi': Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma criticizes Rahul's caste census stance

New Delhi: Congress Working Committee (CWC) member and veteran Congress chief Anand Sharma has strongly objected to the social gathering's Lok Sabha election marketing campaign specializing in caste-based census, calling it a “historic departure and insulting”. Disrespecting the legacy of former Congress Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.”

Recalling the inclusive and all-embracing method of the Congress social gathering, Anand Sharma cited in style slogans of Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi and stated the social gathering's present stand would come throughout as an indictment of earlier Congress governments. Moreover, this can even give a chance to the political opponents of Congress to throw mud at it.

Citing Indira Gandhi's 1980 name, Sharma stated, “Na on caste, no on paat, mohar lagegi haath par.”

He additional cited Rajiv Gandhi's historic name as chief of the opposition within the Lok Sabha in 1990, the place the previous PM had stated, “If caste is outlined to determine casteism in our nation then we have now an issue. We can have issues if casteism is made a consider parliamentary and meeting constituencies. Congress can not stand by and watch this nation get divided.

The CWC chief additionally hinted on the lack of coordination within the social gathering and stated, “Participation of district and state Congress committees in the consultation process would have helped in building a broader internal consensus.”

Sharma's objection to Congress' stand on caste census has irked the social gathering as it’s making an attempt to make it a rallying subject forward of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Rahul Gandhi's election slogan of 'Jitni Abadi, Utna Haq' has already been termed 'backward and regressive' by political pundits and now with dissenting voices inside the social gathering, its marketing campaign might falter and run into bother.

Anand Sharma is among the G-23 leaders who wrote a scathing letter to then Congress President Sonia Gandhi in 2021 and known as for sweeping modifications within the construction and functioning of the social gathering.

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