Reacting to the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, Aam Aadmi Party’s national spokesperson Raghav Chadha on Thursday said that political parties are busy playing games at a time when the focus should be on fighting the pandemic. The AAP MLA said now is the time when all parties should come together and stand united in the face of the Covid-19 crisis.
“It is a sad spectacle to witness that parties are busy playing dirty politics at a time when the pandemic crisis looms overhead,” Chadha said.
“Now is the time to figure out how can we protect our country, our citizens and their health ami the pandemic. How can we improve our recovery rate? How can various states conduct more tests and arrange for more beds, ventilators, ICUs,” he said.
Sharpening his attack on the Congress party, Chadha described it as an old political entity which has collapsed completely and is now fighting for its survival.
“The Congress party is currently on a ventilator, fighting for its survival. It cannot save itself. We all have seen, states after states it ican be seen selling its votes and MLAs,” Chadha said, citing examples of similar power tussle in states like Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh.
“Congress neither has any future, nor the party can give any future to this country,” he said, adding that nothing can save the grand old party from its downfall.
Chadha’s remarks come as the political tussle in Rajasthan intensifies with the recent removal of Sachin Pilot as deputy chief minister and state Congress committee chief by the Congress party.
Rajasthan High Court on Thursday deferred the hearing on disqualification notice served to MLAs of the rebel Sachin Pilot camp. Pilot and others had moved the Rajasthan HC earlier in the day against the disqualification notice issued by assembly speaker CP Joshi to disqualify them as MLAs.
Congress had sought their disqualification from the assembly for ‘anti-party activities’. Pilot and his supporting camp of lawmakers did not attend the Congress Legislative Party meeting called by the party on Monday and Tuesday in Jaipur which was mandatory for party MLAs to attend.
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