In yet another embarrassment for the beleaguered Congress party, its senior leader MV Rajasekharan has praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the BJP’s recent victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand assembly elections.
In a letter to Modi, Rajasekharan wrote, “Your kind self has been able to establish direct rapport with the electorate, specially the younger generation who constitute nearly 82% of our poor people.”
The octogenarian leader is a permanent invitee to the Congress Working Committee, the apex executive body of the party.
“Your kind self has been able to establish direct rapport with the electorate, specially the younger generation who constitute nearly 82% of our poor people.”
In his letter, Rajasekharan suggested that just like Indira Gandhi, Modi too had rightly addressed certain sections of society, which his own party could not do.
In a separate letter, he praised Union information and broadcasting minister Venkaiah Naidu.
Rajasekharan, the Union minister of state for planning during the UPA regime, sent the letter days after veteran Congress leader from Karnataka, SM Krishna, joined the BJP.
Rajasekharan is also the son-in-law of former AICC president and Karnataka chief minister, late S Nijalingappa.
In Uttar Pradesh, the Congress had tied up, for the first time, with the Samajwadi Party, while in Uttarakhand, the party lost in the assembly polls earlier this month.