New Delhi, December 4: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi made a sarcastic jibe at Rahul Gandhi over his obvious elevation as the Congress President and called it a promotion without performance.
Other BJP leaders too criticised the internal poll-process of the Congress party terming it a “mockery of democratic traditions”.
“The farcical election process and the sycophancy of all family faithfuls in hailing this process is a sad commentary on the grand old party,” BJP spokesperson GVL Narsimha Rao said.
“It shows the Congress’s total disconnect with today’s India which values meritocracy and not imposition of dynasty,” he added.
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah, meanwhile, said that it is an open and democratic election and anyone can contest against RaGa if he/she wishes.
As Rahul Gandhi filed his nomination for Congress president polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a dig at Congress party, once again accusing it of being dynastic. He also dubbed Gandhi’s expected elevation to the post of Congress President as “Aurangzebi raj”.
Rahul Gandhi this morning filed his nomination papers for the party’s chief post. If no other nomination is filed, Gandhi may be elevated to succeed his mother and incumbent party Chief Sonia Gandhi today itself.
Notably, no one else filed papers till Sunday, according to Mullapally Ramachandran, the chairman of the party's Central Election Authority. The last date for withdrawal of candidature is December 11, and the poll, if necessary, will be held on December 16 and the counting will take place on December 19.