The Congress management has come beneath criticism after it ignored distinguished leaders, together with social gathering spokesperson Pawan Khera, whereas deciding on candidates for Rajya Sabha.
Mr Khera, recognized for his feisty defence of the social gathering line in TV debates and media interactions, expressed his disappointment with a Hindi tweet after the Congress launched its checklist of 10 candidates for the higher home.
“Possibly there’s something lacking in my penance,” Mr Khera tweeted in Hindi.
‘शायद मेरी तपस्या में कुछ कमी रह गई’
— Pawan Khera ???????? (@Pawankhera) Might 29, 2022
The Congress has fielded Rajeev Shukla and Ranjeet Ranjan from Chhattisgarh, Ajay Maken from Haryana, Jairam Ramesh from Karnataka, Vivek Tankha from Madhya Pradesh, Imran Pratapgarhi from Maharashtra, Randeep Singh Surjewala, Mukul Wasnik and Pramod Tiwari from Rajasthan and former House Minister P Chidambaram from Tamil Nadu.
The social gathering has come beneath criticism for its Rajasthan candidates, none of whom hail from the state.
Sanyam Lodha, Congress MLA from Sirohi in Rajasthan, mentioned the social gathering should clarify why nobody was nominated from the state. “The Congress social gathering ought to inform what’s the cause for not making any Congress chief/employee from Rajasthan, a candidate within the Rajya Sabha elections?” he tweeted.
The social gathering was additionally criticised on social media for not accommodating veteran leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma.
The social gathering’s transfer to pick out poet-turned-politician Imran Pratapgarhi additionally got here beneath criticism. Occasion chief and in style actor Nagma shared Mr Khera’s tweet and wrote, “”Our 18 years of penance additionally fell brief in entrance of Imran Bhai.”
Nagma, who’s the vice-president of Congress’ Mumbai unit, mentioned social gathering president Sonia Gandhi had “personally dedicated to accommodating” her in Rajya Sabha when she joined the Congress in 2003. Citing Mr Pratapgarhi’s choice, she requested if she is “much less deserving”.
SoniaJi our Congress president had personally dedicated to accommodating me in RS in 2003/04 whn I joined Congressparty on her behest we weren’t in energy thn.Since then it has been 18Yrs they dint discover a chance Mr Imran is accommodated in RS frm Maha I ask am I much less deserving
— Nagma (@nagma_morarji) Might 30, 2022
The BJP’s Rajasthan unit chief Satish Poonia took a swipe on the Congress over its alternative of candidates. “Congress’s Chintan Shivir occurred in Rajasthan. Now have a look at one other achievement of this considering. Observe the quota of native candidates….with out ‘native’ who can be ‘vocal’..?,” he tweeted.
Elections to 57 Rajya Sabha seats unfold throughout 15 states will happen on June 10.