Shiv Sena on G-23: Discord has arisen in the Congress after the defeat of the Congress in the assembly elections of UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur. Meanwhile, today the leaders of the party’s ‘G23’ group will hold a meeting at the residence of former Union Minister Kapil Sibal. Before the meeting, the Gandhi family has got the support of Shiv Sena. Supporting the Gandhi family, Shiv Sena in an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamana compared the G-23 leaders to rotten mangoes.
Is the leader who brought victory in ‘G-23’ faction? – Saamana
In Saamana, Shiv Sena wrote, “The G-23 group is a rotten mango, but the Congress organization needs Gandhi today. In Uttarakhand, BJP Chief Minister Pushkar Dhami was defeated, but in Uttarakhand, the Congress again gave momentum to the BJP by handing over the reins to an old leader like Harish Rawat. He (Rawat) himself lost the election.” The editorial wrote, “It is okay to leave the Gandhi leadership, but is the leader who takes the Congress forward, the leader who leads the Congress in his ‘G-23’ faction?
The roots of Congress have dried up – Saamana
It is written in Saamana, “The leaders who have recovered after belching many times after eating and drinking in Congress’s plate and bowl are in ‘G-23’ and they are mourning the defeat of Congress. How many of these leaders had landed in the elections of five states? How many had directly thrown themselves into the ministry? The Gandhi family is no longer the only force. The roots of the Congress have dried up and the tree has become leafless, the leaves should sprout, come out and the atmosphere is fresh, if anyone feels this way, then a new garden will have to be made by completely pruning the trees.
In the editorial, Shiv Sena also said that if it is to compete with the BJP in the coming times, then the narrative will also have to change. Congress is far behind in this. Kejriwal has done the work of breaking the slogan tube of BJP in West Bengal, Maharashtra and Delhi.
Today is the meeting of ‘G23’ group
It is being told that the leaders of the ‘G23’ group meeting to be held today have also invited leaders of many such Congress, who are not part of this group, but they feel that change is necessary in the party. On the other hand, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has sought resignations from the presidents of five states. The meeting is taking place at a time when Sibal, a prominent member of the group, has said in an interview that the Gandhi family should leave the Congress leadership and hand over the responsibility to another leader. Former Union minister Veerappa Moily has distanced himself from the group and two of its other members Jitin Prasada and Yogananda Shastri have already left the party.
‘G23’ meeting today amid discord in Congress, Sonia Gandhi demands resignation from the presidents of five states