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Shivsena Slams Congress; Says The Party's Condition Has Become Like A Cloudburst

Shivsena wrote in its editorial in Saamana, 'The condition of the Congress party has become like a cloudburst. Where to put the patch?

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Shivsena, in its mouthpiece 'Saamana' dated 21 May 2022, has used many harsh alphabets while targeting Rahul Gandhi's party. The newspaper has commented on Sunil Jakhar and Hardik Patel leaving the Congress and at the same time, Shiv Sena has advised its ally to think about these resignations.

Shivsena wrote in its editorial in Saamana, 'The condition of the Congress party has become like a cloudburst. Where to put the patch? Congress leader Sunil Jakhar in Punjab and Hardik Patel from Gujarat have left the party. Congress's Chintan Shivir concluded in Rajasthan. Such a leak started in the Congress only during the concluding day of that contemplation camp. For some time now, the issue of stampede has not been new for the Congress, but from Sonia Gandhi to Rahul Gandhi, it was everyone who raised 'voice' to revive the Congress. At the same time, it is worrying that the leakage starts afresh.'

Raising the question in the newspaper, Shiv Sena wrote, 'Why did Sunil Jakhar and Hardik Patel of Punjab come out? The time has come to reflect on this. Balram Jakhar, once a veteran leader of the Congress Party, was extremely loyal to the Gandhi family. Balram also became the Speaker of the Lok Sabha. Sunil Jakhar is the son of the same Balram Jakhar. He led the Punjab Congress for many years, but Jakhar was marginalised as Navjot Sidhu was given vain importance. The same Jakhar finally caught the path of BJP.'

The editorial of Saamana further wrote, 'Sunil Jakhar, while leaving the party, asked the question to the Congress leadership that "I was speaking only for Punjab and country's good, but what did the Congress achieve by giving me notice on that?" It was his key question. "Congress tried to suppress my nationalist voice", Jakhar makes such allegations.'

Commenting on the rest of the leaders leaving the Congress, he wrote, 'Madhavrao Scindia, Jitin Prasad and Balram Jakhar, these three leaders were given enough by the Congress. Even in doing welfare of their children, Congress never held back. The political ambitions of these three Jyotiraditya, Jitin Prasad and Sunil Jakhar turned out to be bigger than that of their father. The Congress party proved to be small in comparison to it, so all three of them left the Congress. Despite the need of all three at the time of crisis, all three left the Congress.'

Significantly, Shivsena and Congress are allies of each other in the Maharashtra government. Apart from these two, NCP is also running a common government in Maharashtra. All the three parties are part of the same alliance in this state, whose name is Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi. Despite being an ally, Shiv Sena has targeted the Congress.