New Delhi: The latest tweet by poll strategist Prashant Kishor, highlighting the “deep-rooted and structural weakness” of the Congress, has triggered a new social media war between the grand old party and the Trinamool Congress, with Mamata Banerjee’s party taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi. have make. On his humiliating defeat in his stronghold Amethi in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. “Those looking for a quick, smooth revival of the GOP-led opposition based on the Lakhimpur Kheri incident are setting themselves up for a major disappointment,” Kishor said on his Twitter handle. Unfortunately there is no quick fix for deep. -problems and the structural weakness of the GOP,” he said. Also read- Durga or Didi? Statue of Goddess resembling TMC chief at Kolkata pandal | see photos
Senior Congress leader and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel hit back saying that to become a national alternative, deep-rooted and concerted efforts are needed. People looking for a “national” alternative, hunting down Congress functionaries who can’t even win their seats, are in for a big disappointment. Unfortunately, becoming a national alternative requires deep and concerted efforts and there is no quick solution,” he tweeted. Also Read – Maharashtra Bandh: Maha Vikas Aghadi calls for statewide strike on October 11 to protest Lakhimpur violence
Notably, Baghel was referring to the induction of TMC’s recent Congress MP Sushmita Dev and former Goa CM Luizinho Faleiro into the TMC. Also read- ‘What kind of permission’: Rahul Gandhi alleges, not being allowed out of Lucknow airport
TMC was quick to respond to Baghel’s tweet. Describing his remarks as a ‘poor attempt to please the high command’, the Mamata Banerjee-led party said, “Prosperous words coming from CM for the first time. Punching above your weight doesn’t bring respect for you, Mr @bhupeshbaghel. What a lousy attempt to please the high command! By the way, is @INCIndia trying to erase the historic defeat of Amethi with another Twitter trend?
Recently, relations between the TMC and the Congress soured after the former mouthpiece “Jago Bangla” called Mamata the face of the opposition against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections by calling Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
Kishor had worked for the TMC in the March-April assembly elections and has a very good relationship with the top party officials.