Mumbai: The bickering in Mumbai Congress party continues after its senior leader Bhai Jagtap hit back former President Sanjay Nirupam. By attacking Nirupam, Jagtap tried to express his loyalty towards the Deora camp. After facing criticism by Nirupam, Milind Deora appealed to the party workers to ignore such unpleasant comments. Mumbai Congress is now witnessing a verbal spat of the leaders publicly. Sanjay Nirupam targeted Deora for turning his resignation into a ladder to move upward. “A party and its ideals are bigger than one individual. Some unpleasant and unwarranted commentary from uncertain quarters should be ignored and not countered,” Deora in an indirect counter attack on Nirupam said.
“We have re-established Mumbai Congress as a party for all Mumbaikars and this is a great beginning to build on. Our party’s vote share increased by almost 5 % and in South Mumbai alone, we polled 70,000 more votes,” he added. Bhai Jagtap, who is currently the Vice President of the party attacked Nirupam’s tweet. On Sunday Nirupam had appealed its workers to stay away and be alerted about such leaders who are demanding a post at the national level even after resigning from Mumbai Congress leadership.
Jagtap accused that Nirupam was playing politics in the name of caste and language. In an indirect reference to Nirupam’s politics against senior leader the late Gurudas Kamat, Jagtap said Nirupam did insult the senior leader and then contested from his constituency to get defeated by 2.7 lakh votes.