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NEW DELHI: With a
loyalist holding UPA accountable for the weakening of the celebration, Congress functionaries on Saturday got here out in defence of the 2004-2014 authorities calling it “transformative” and one which had been sabotaged by a conspiracy and malicious marketing campaign by political rivals.
The backlash got here after an argument erupted on Thursday when, in a gathering of Rajya Sabha members chaired by Sonia Gandhi, new MP
countered a requirement by Congress veterans for “introspection” into the 2019 defeat by blaming the UPA period for the celebration’s unpopularity.
known as for a settlement of the management difficulty and advised TOI, “An everyday president gives stability on the prime. Given the prevailing state of affairs when the credibility of the federal government is at its nadir, it’s going to assist the opposition coalesce round Congress.”
posted an 11-tweet thread to defend UPA. “Congressmen should be happy with UPA’s legacy. No celebration disowns or discredits its legacy. No one expects BJP to be charitable and provides us credit score however our personal ought to respect and never overlook,” he wrote.
Tewari stated: “Regardless of being in wilderness for ten years, BJP by no means ran down the Vajpayee years in energy. In truth, BJP passionately defended it at each discussion board. It’s unlucky that some ill-informed folks would slightly struggle the ghost of UPA than frontally tackle BJP.”
stated classes needed to be realized from election defeats “however not by enjoying into the fingers of our ideological enemies”. Former Union minister
lamented that Singh’s service was criticised in his presence.
Because the storm grew, Satav clarified that he had by no means questioned Singh’s management, and blamed the row on media experiences.