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‘Greed, fear’: Congress reacts as Milind Deora is set to join BJP ally in Maharashtra

Jairam Ramesh has alleged that the timing of the announcement of Milind Deora's departure from the party was determined by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Milind Deora resigns from the primary membership of Congress, ending his family's 55-year relationship with the partyPremium
Milind Deora resigns from the primary membership of Congress, ending his family's 55-year relationship with the party

As Milind Deora submitted his resignation from the Congress, the Congress has alleged that the timing of the announcement of his departure from the party was determined by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"Prime Minister has decided this, there is no doubt about it," Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said.

While speaking to news agency ANI, Jairam Ramesh also remembered Milind's father, Murli Deora and highlighted his leadership and strong association with the Congress party. He said, "He (Murli Deora, father of Milind Deora) was a big leader of our party and he had a friendship with all parties but he was a stalwart Congressman. I remember him today."

Jairam Ramesh also spoke with news agency PTI and said that Deora had spoken with him over phone this Friday and requested that he wanted to speak with Rahul Gandhi over his concerns over the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena (UBT) laying claim to the South Mumbai Lok Sabha seat.

“He messaged me on Friday at 8:52 AM and then at 2:47 PM I replied, ‘Are you planning a switch?’. At 2:48 he sent a message, ‘is speaking to you not possible?’ I said I will call you and at 3:40, I spoke to him," Ramesh said as quoted by PTI.

“He (Deora) said he is concerned that it is a sitting Shiv Sena seat, he wanted to meet Rahul Gandhi and explain to him about the seat and also wanted me to talk to Mr. Gandhi about it," PTI reported quoting the Congress general secretary.

“Obviously all this was a farce and he had made up his mind to leave. The timing of the announcement of his departure was clearly determined by the PM," Ramesh further alleged.

Reacting on Deora joining the Eknath Shinde faction, Party leader Sandeep Dikshit said, "...I will be surprised if someone like him, after leaving Congress would join an alliance party of the BJP...There are two big weaknesses in humans and those are greed and fear..."

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has also reacted on Deora's resignation. He said, "What can I say? If someone wishes to leave the party, they can. I met him last time in Nagpur and had a good conversation with him..."

Congress leader and Mumbai Congress President Varsha Gaikwad called Deora's decision unfortunate. She said, “...The Deora family has a different equation with the Congress family. Milind Deora's resignation from Congress' primary membership is unfortunate. Today I am very saddened personally and as a Congress worker... Murli Deora stood firmly with the party in all of its ups and downs... From today onwards the party is starting a historic Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra and there is no greater misfortune than that they have taken this step on this very day..."

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Congress, party MP Gaurav Gogoi said that that 'it is his own loss' to quit the party. "We have come to Manipur and the people here have welcomed us because only Congress and INDIA alliance talk about the issues of Manipur. At this time, if Milind Deora ji is not here then it's his loss..," Gogoi said while speaking to ANI.

Congress MP Pramod Tiwari said, "Forget these petty things. Unless all Indians get justice, our struggle will continue. We will get justice for everyone."

Congress party's Chairman, Media & Publicity Department Pawan Khera slammed the BJP and said that "...Ask them (BJP). They get so nervous, whenever we kickstart a Yatra, they hatch some or the conspiracy."

As per ANI report, Deora is set to join the Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena today. Under his leadership, 400 Congress workers will be joining the Shiv Sena at Varsha today. Deora was recently appointed the joint treasurer of the All India Congress Committee.

As Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra is set to begin today, BJP has slammed the party on Deora's resignation and said that Gandhi should instead start 'Congress Ke Netao Ki Nyay Yatra' to address leaders leaving the party.

While speaking to news agency PTI, Shehzad Poonawalla said, “It would be better if he (Rahul Gandhi) starts 'Congress Ke Netao Ki Nyay Yatra' instead of 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra'. He should give justice to the leaders of Congress who are leaving the party one by one. There should be a 'Congress Jodo Yatra' because from north to south and east to west, Congress leaders are fighting each other and leaving the party because Congress has become a talent free zone under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi."

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Published: 14 Jan 2024, 10:14 AM IST
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