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‘Suffocation’ out in open,eye-opener for BJP leadership: Cong

New Delhi: The statement of BJP veterans attacking the party leadership tonight over the Bihar poll debacle led rival parties to say their “suffocation” in the party is out in the open and that it was an “eyeopener” for its top brass.

Head of AICC Communications department Randeep Surjewala said suffocation of BJP’s ‘Margdarshak Mandal’ reaffirms what the entire country knew all along and that it is out in the open.

He said the nation is caught up in a personality cult where one individual has become bigger than 125 crore people.

“…There is policy paralysis, decision paralysis and delegation paralysis in the country. We hope that sane advice of ‘Margdarshak Mandal’ will be heard to reform the ‘Chaal, Chehra and Charitra’ by PM Modi, Shri Amit Shah and the coterie,” he said.

JD-U General Secretary K C Tyagi said the statement is an eye-opener for BJP’s present leadership.

“They(the ‘Margdarshak Mandal’) members are founder members of BJP. We had with them for so long. When there is no democracy in the party, how can there be democracy, how will there be democracy in the country. We extend full support to the Margdarshak Mandal, which has now been reduced to Mookdarshkar Mandal.”

Congress senior spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said the BJP can abuse them, but hoped they will not abuse its own Mardarshak Mandal unless they have now become a thorn in their flesh.

“You can abuse us all day and night, but please pay attention to those who you call the Margdarshak Mandal and the leader of whom you call yesterday the person from whom you learnt the most,” he said.

Taking a swipe at the rumblings in BJP, former union minister P Chidambaram said the country was seeing “the first fireworks” on the eve of Diwali.

“On the eve of Diwali, we are witnessing the first fireworks. No surprises there,” he tweeted.

Another Congress leader Manish Tewari said it is no secret that Advani and company has been waiting for an opportunity to air their resentment.

CPI leader D Raja said this shows that there is a big trouble within the BJP on the debacle of Bihar election and went to the extent of saying that BJP is resorting to destruction and self-destruction in the name of attributing their own reasons for the debacle in Bihar.

Union Minister Babul Suprio, however, said, the dressing room talk should not have come out in the open.

Not speaking as a Minister but as a ‘BJP fan’, he said “everyone should sit together and present a united face”.