Janardan Dwivedi praises PM Modi, faces Congress's wrath

Much to the disappointment of already devastated Congress, Janardan Dwivedi joined the likes of Shashi Tharoor, TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi and Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi in praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In what has upset the Congress leadership, Janardan Dwivedi said in an interview that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP's victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha election was a victory of 'Indianness'. He added that Modi's ascension to power marked the beginning of a 'new period'.

Criticizing the poll strategy of his own party, he said Modi and the BJP have been successful in convincing the people that socially, they are closer to them.

However, he later clarified that he was quoted out of context.

But it didn't go down well with the Congress high command. Ajay Maken said that a decision on disciplinary action against Janardan Dwivedi will be taken by Congress high command.

At a time when Congress seems to be increasingly losing its ground across the nation, voices of dissent have been rising within the party.

First, it was former Kerala Congress Minister who called Rahul Gandhi a joker after Congress's poll debacle in 2014 Lok Sabha election in May, then in September the ruling faction in the Kerala unit targeted Rahul Gandhi over his political leadership as also for his criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In June, Shashi Tharoor called Narendra Modi 'an avatar of modernity and progress'.

In October, Tharoor tweeted, 'Strong speech by @PMOIndia at #UNGA2014. Soaring internationalism, support for democracy & environment, anti-terrorism. Good reply to Pak.'

Last year during the flood crisis in Jammu & Kashmir, Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Digvijaya Singh praised PM Modi for his quick action and prompt response.

While some of the Congress leaders are joining BJP and others are praising Modi, few others like Kapil Sibbal have gone back to practise their earlier profession.

Unmindful of Congress's political concerns, Kapil Sibal has decided to defend Mamata and her party in the Supreme Court in the Saradha scam case. While the West Bengal Congress wanted to attack Mamata in the Saradha case, Congress’s own senior leader has come to Mamata's defence in the courts.

That the Congress's days are numbered is a fact not only voters are aware of, but their own leaders have lost hope.

Courtesy Niti Central


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