Yesterday, Congress leader Anand Sharma had questioned the Bengal Congress for its decision to tie up with the ISF (Indian Secular Front).
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, stung by party colleague Anand Sharma’s open condemnation, today posted a series of tweets in a scorching thread titled “Know Your Facts, Anand Sharma”.
Yesterday, Congress leader Anand Sharma had questioned the Bengal Congress for its decision to tie up with the ISF (Indian Secular Front) for polls in the state starting later this month. The former Union Minister tweeted that the Congress cannot be “selective” about fighting communalism.
Anand Sharma, while targeting Mr Chowdhury, was referring to visuals of him sharing a stage at an election rally with the Left and the ISF. “Congress’s alliance with the ISF and similar parties goes against its core ideology, and the secularism advocated by Gandhi and Nehru, which is the soul of the Congress. These issues should have been discussed by the Congress Working Committee (CWC),” Mr Sharma tweeted in Hindi. “In the fight against communalism, the Congress cannot be selective. We must fight against communalism in all forms. The West Bengal Congress chief’s presence and support is shameful, he has to explain his stand,” he added.
Congress Bengal chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury today said he would urge “a select group of distinguished Congressmen to rise above always seeking personal comfort spots” and stop singing praises of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mr Chowdhury was targeting not only Mr SHarma but also who said he felt “proud” of leaders like PM Modi. Both are part of the Congress dissidents’ group known as the “G-23”, which has routinely criticized party decisions since it wrote a controversial letter calling for “full-time and visible leadership” in the party, apparently targeting the Gandhis.
“CPI(M) led Left Front is leading the secular alliance in West Bengal of which Congress is an integral part. We are determined to defeat BJP’s communal & divisive politics and an autocratic regime,” Mr Chowdhury said in his first tweet.
“@INCIndia has got its full share of seats. Left Front is allocating seats from its share to the newly formed Indian Secular Front-ISF. Ur choice to call the decision of CPM led front ‘communal’ is only serving the polarising agenda of BJP,” Mr Chowdhury added.
“Those who are committed to fight against #BJP parties venomous communalism should support the Congress & campaign for the party in five states rather than attempting to undermine the party by remarks in tune with BJP’s agenda,” he added.
“Would urge a select group of distinguished Congressmen to rise above always seeking personal comfort spots & stop wasting time singing praises of PM. They owe a duty to strengthen the Party and not undermine the tree that nurtured them,” Mr Chowdhury taunted in the end.
Know ur facts @AnandSharmaINC –
4. Would urge a select group of distinguished Congressmen to rise above always seeking personal comfort spots & stop wasting time singing praises of PM.
They owe a duty to strengthen the Party & not undermine the tree that nurtured them.
— Adhir Chowdhury (@adhirrcinc) March 1, 2021