Days, after Congress MLAs met vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Bihar party chief Ashok Chaudhary on Thursday, stated that some senior leaders in Delhi are conspiring against him.
Days, after Congress MLAs met vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Bihar party chief Ashok Chaudhary on Thursday, stated that some senior leaders in Delhi are conspiring against him. Chaudhary said that senior leaders who have been tasked to handle the state’s affairs are ‘spreading rumors’ against him and saying that he is trying to split the party. While the Bihar Congress chief named no one in his accusation, Chaudhary said that the senior leaders have reportedly told Gandhi that he had very little interest in the affairs of the party, as reported by Indian Express. The report further states that according to the buzz doing the rounds, some Congress MLAs in Bihar who follow Chaudhary may soon join Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United). Sources have been quoted saying that Chaudhary would be soon be replaced as the Bihar Congress Chief.
Ashok Chaudhary in his accusation said, “Senior leaders sitting in Delhi handling Bihar are conspiring against me for the last one year to remove me as PCC president. First, they spoke of a one-man, one-post formula. When I told them I was ready to quit the ministry, they told me to wait till the organizational elections. Now the ministry is not there, they are conspiring against me. What can they do now? They can only say I am splitting the party.” He added, “With the connivance of some people who are not traditional Congressmen… these leaders are conspiring against me.” He also said that the leaders spreading these rumors are behind the crises of the party in Bihar.
Further, Chaudhary said that “MLAs and the rank and file of the party are not comfortable with Lalu Prasad. I have conveyed the view of the MLAs and the leaders to the Congress president and people in Delhi,” as quoted by Indian Express. While talking about why he did not meet Congress VP Rahul Gandhi in Delhi, he said, “I was not well…I will go in the next couple of days.”