The Congress also urged the RJD to change its strategy in order to form a majority government in the future.
RJD has taken a dig at Congress saying Rahul Gandhi was on a ‘picnic’ during the Bihar elections
Congress has hit back urging the RJD to ‘introspect’ over its performance in Bihar
Patna: A day after Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Shivanand Tiwari mocked Congress over the Grand Alliance’s poor show in the Bihar Assembly elections, Congress on Monday hit back at the Tejashwi Yadav-led party and urged it to “introspect”.
Congress leader Anil Kumar said the RJD leadership should introspect instead of blaming the Congress or any other party. He also urged the party to change its strategy in order to form a majority government in the future.
Taking to his official Twitter handle, Anil Kumar said, “The RJD leadership should introspect instead of blaming the Congress or any other party or caste for not being able to form the government of the Grand Alliance.”
“The RJD should change its strategy like BSP to form an absolute majority government in the state in future. Instead of doing vote bank politics, the party should think about society as a whole,” he tweeted in Hindi.
Another Congress leader Tariq Anwar also trained guns at the RJD saying, “Shivanand Tiwari is senior and must think before making such remarks.”
“Congress isn’t RJD. RJD is a regional party and its leaders are confined to Bihar. Rahul Gandhi had said he’ll come to Bihar whenever needed and he did so. He can’t work like leaders of RJD,” he added.
The Congress’ scathing attack has come a day after RJD leader Shivanand Tiwari slammed the Congress party over Mahagathbandhan’s poor show in the recently-held Bihar Assembly elections saying that one must learn from their opponents.
Blaming Rahul Gandhi for the rout in polls, Tiwari said the Congress leader should stop behaving like a dictator and should learn from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He further lashed out at the grand old party and said that Congress has even failed to manage seats where Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi was herself leading the party in Uttar Pradesh.
“They had fielded 70 candidates but didn’t hold even 70 public rallies. Rahul Gandhi came here for three days and held two rallies in a day, whereas PM Modi being 10-15 years older than Rahul Gandhi, held three to four rallies. What is this…Priyanka Gandhi didn’t even come,” he said.
In the 2015 Bihar elections Congress won 27 seats from 41 but this time Congress fought for 70 seats but only got 19 seats. The RJD-led Grand Alliance won 110 seats, 12 less than the majority mark of 122. The NDA managed to secure 125 seats, and is set to form the next government in Bihar