Leaders are feeling suffocated in Cong: Amit Shah asks party to self-introspect

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday hit out at Congress for “unceremoniously sacking” its spokesperson and said that leaders in the opposition party are “feeling suffocated”.

To substantiate his point, Shah referred to the recent Congress Working Committee (CWC) meet in which senior members and younger members raised a few issues, however, they were “shut down”.

Taking to Twitter, Shah posted two English dailies’ articles titled — “Not scared of PM Modi, but many in the party dodge him: Rahul at Congress Working Committee meet” and “Congress removes Sanjay Jha as party spokesperson after critical article”.

Last week, Jha was dropped as AICC spokesperson and Abhishek Dutt and Sadhna Bharti appointed as National Media Panelist of Congress party.

“During the recent CWC meet, senior members and younger members raised a few issues. But, they were shouted down. A party spokesperson was unceremoniously sacked. The sad truth is – leaders are feeling suffocated in Congress,” the Union Minister tweeted.

Meanwhile, Shah also targetted Congress on the completion of 45 years of emergency, which was imposed by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on June 25, 1975 and asked the party to self introspect.

“As one of India’s opposition parties, Congress needs to ask itself: Why does the Emergency mindset remain? Why are leaders who do not belong to 1 dynasty unable to speak up? Why are leaders getting frustrated in Congress? Else, their disconnect with people will keep widening,” he wrote.

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