The Congress on Thursday ticked off Union minister Jairam Ramesh for praising the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) with senior leader Janardan Dwivedi saying such remarks could only come from a person who is not a political worker and got prominence in the party without undergoing the “rigour”.
Though Dwivedi added he was not referring to any particular individual, the message was clear.
“It may be the opinion of some persons. They may be overenthusiastic. But if you see minutely, only those persons have illusions who themselves were not political workers, who did not suffer that pain. They do not know what pain one undergoes in forming a political party and working as a political activist,” he said.
“How much struggle one has to undergo before he gets an identity? Those whose identities are established all of a sudden can say anything because they have not felt that pain, not undergone that rigour,” Dwivedi added.
On Wednesday, Ramesh had said, “AAP is like ‘Dashavatar’. In different states, it can have different avatars” and advised the political class not to make fun of AAP leaders. Dwivedi, however, felt that it was “not wise” to come to any final conclusion about Arvind Kejriwal’s party which had won only one state on the corruption issue and was yet to deliver on its promises.