‘Congress needs major surgery’,said M Veerappa Moily on Jitin Prasada’s exit: M Veerappa Moily shared his opinion on exit of ex-congress politician who was having long family ties with the party. He suggested the leadership of Congress that they need to make a proper assessment of leaders in the party. He asserted that “one cannot make people leaders when they do not deserve it“. He even said that the Congress party now needs to undergo a major surgery to be competitive.
Just a day after Jitin Prasada’s exit from Congress party and entry in BJP, senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily on Thursday shared his views on this. He advised the Congress party to stop depending just on party’s legacy. He also asserted that the top leadership must give primacy to ideological commitment while assigning responsibility to leaders. He alleged Prasada that he had placed personal ambition over everything else. M Veerappa Moily also said that the Uttar Pradesh leader’s ideological commitment was suspect from the beginning. He even blamed Prasada for the party’s poor performance in Bengal where it couldn’t manage to get a single seat. He said Prasada incompetent for party’s terrible performance in Bengal elections. In a recent interview, he agreed to the decline of the party and advised the top leadership that they should make a proper assessment of leaders, asserting that one cannot make people leaders when they do not deserve it.
The former union minister advised that the Congress needs to rethink and create some new strategies otherwise the party won’t be able to move up. He also gave some suggestions to the party saying “Properly reorganise the party with proper people in positions and not put incompetent people who cannot deliver. This is a lesson, the Congress needs to make an introspection in the face of the developments,” He also tried to share his opinion on Prasada. He said that the party must give importance to leaders’ antecedents, ideology and their approach to the common people, while appointing anyone to a position of importance. Emphasising his earlier suggestion after 2019 polls that there is a need of major surgery, he said that the party had ignored and delayed the major surgery. Adding to this, he said that it was needed right now otherwise the party won’t be anymore competitive.
In an interview to PTI, he said “Next year we are facing assembly elections in seven states and then immediately parliamentary polls will be there after that (in 2024). If we don’t perform well in the seven elections we will have more difficulty in the general elections,” He further added, “The Congress should not just hinge upon legacy, but we need to readjust ourselves and prepare ourselves for competitive politics played by Modi. It is not that PM Modi is undefeatable, he can be defeated by putting our party back on track. Major surgery is needed right now, there is no tomorrow,”
However, Prasada seemed disappointed with party for its role and some other factors and left it just like Jyotiraditya Scindia who left the party last year being dissatisfied with it.