Congress leader and former MLA Bharat Singh said on Wednesday that 11 out of its 19 MLAs in Bihar are on the verge of quitting the party. As per Singh, these 11 do not originally belong to the Congress party.
“These people have just paid money and bought tickets and have now become MLAs,” said Singh.
He accused Congress state president Madan Mohan Jha, Congress Rajya Sabha member Akhilesh Prasad Singh, and senior party leader Sadanand Singh of being involved in anti-party activities.
“Congress state unit president Madan Mohan Jha, Rajya Sabha member Akhilesh Prasad Singh and senior Congress leader Sadanand Singh may also exit,” said Singh.
“I have always been against the Congress alliance with the RJD,” Singh said.
“The Congress party high command has always been given a wrong picture of the situation of the party in Bihar,” added Singh.
Bharat Singh’s claims have given a chance to the rival parties to hit out at the Congress.
Janata Dal (United) leader Rajiv Ranjan said Bharat Singh’s claims prove that the Congress is in a state of ‘coma’.
“Shakti Singh Gohil may have sensed the mayhem in the party, that is why he requested to be relieved from his responsibilities,” said Ranjan.
The JD(U) leader added that Congress leaders should save their party, which does not appear to be a smooth task.
Congress’ interim president Sonia Gandhi had on January 5 relieved Shakti Singh Gohil from duties in Bihar. However, Gohil will continue to be Delhi in-charge.
Gohil, who got infected by Covid-19, had on January 4 said that he wanted to be relieved of the responsibility on personal grounds.
In the 2020 Bihar Assembly elections, the Congress could win just 19 out of the 70 seats it contested as part of Mahagathbandhan alliance.