Congress MLA from Harchandpur in Rae Bareli, Rakesh Singh, has accused his party of being anti-Hindu and pro-Muslim. Trying to weigh in the reasons for Congress losing its grip in the Sonia Gandhi bastion Rae Bareli, after BJP swept the Block panchayat chief polls in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress MLA from Harchandpur said that his party believes in only appeasement politics.
‘Congress’ pseudo-secularism is something I find unacceptable’, Congress MLA from Harchandpur
Rakesh Singh said that despite being a member of the Congress party, he does not approve of the policies and ideologies of his party. Also, expressing his disapproval for the party in charge Kishori Lal Sharma, said to be a close aide of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Singh criticised his own party for indulging in politics of caste and religion. Rakesh Singh opined that Congress is fundamentally an anti-Hindutva and pro-Muslim party and despite being its member, he said that Congress’ pseudo-secularism is something he finds unacceptable.
Rakesh Singh heaps praises on Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath
Singh also heaped praises on Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and said that there is no CM who is as honest and venerable. He said that though he belongs to the rival party, Yogi Adityanath has never denied any sought of help. He said that on the contrary, his own party has often gotten “angry with him for doing good work”, rued Rakesh Singh.
“Whenever I do puja or recite the Akhand Ramayana, my party stops me from doing it. Congress is 100 per cent anti-Hindutva. They somehow have always been disapproving of any good work done for the constituency”, Singh said, adding that he is not intending to leave the party but wants to warn them that if they continue to offend 85 per cent of the population and please only 15 per cent, the time is not far when many loyal members of the party would be compelled to leave.
Rakesh Singh said that if his party does not give him a party ticket for the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, he would independently fight and win from his constituency. When asked whether he had plans to join the BJP, Rakesh Singh said that it is too pre-mature.
Speaking about the leadership and organisational deficiencies of the Congress party, Rakesh Singh said that in 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh, no one even knows the name of the district presidents of the party. With Inputs from OpIndia our team