New Delhi: Amid the ongoing verbal volleys within the BJP post the Bihar debacle, the Congress on Wednesday said the ‘mook-darshak mandal’ (silent board), which has been sidelined by the saffron party, has finally decided to assert itself.
Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed said the ‘margdarshak mandal’ which was usually known as the ‘mook-darshak mandal’ has finally decided not to stay quiet. “It is known to all that there is internal conflict within the Bharatiya Janata Party. The senior leaders have been sidelined, there is supremacy of only one man i.e. Narendra Modi ji. Amit Shah, who has never headed a state, is now head of the party. But this is the internal matter of the BJP and we don’t have anything to say on this,” he added.
Congress leader Manish Tewari echoing similar sentiments taunted the ruling party and said the elderly distinguished gentlemen have actually lit the crackers after putting it in a very special place in the BJP. “In the BJP there is a ‘shah’ and there is a ‘tanashah’ and, therefore, the elderly gentlemen are desperately searching for their youth. So there is a new variant of the Ramlila which has started off in the BJP around Diwali,” he said. Lal Krishna Advani and three other BJP veterans have issued a strong statement on the party’s defeat in Bihar, demanding a thorough review and criticising its stand on the debacle.
“The results of Bihar election show that no lesson has been learnt from fiasco in Delhi,” said the statement signed by Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Shanta Kumar and Yashwant Sinha. The BJP top brass, however, issued a counter statement in response, saying they have been ‘fortunate’ to be led by Advani for decades and welcomed any guidance and suggestion by the senior leaders.