Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily on Wednesday (28 August) hit out at Jairam Ramesh, another party leader, over his positive remarks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and alleged that he was responsible for “policy paralysis” during second term of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, reports The New Indian Express.
Ramesh had recently stated that “demonising” the Prime Minister all the time was not going to help. "As if the Congress is demonising (Modi)", Moily said in a counter to Ramesh.
"And any leader who would like to give such a statement, I think, they are not doing service to Congress party or its leadership. Because they enjoy power as Ministers, once they come in the opposition, they would keep a bridge with the ruling party," Moily said.
"He (Ramesh) is responsible for policy paralysis of our Government (UPA-2) and he is also responsible for compromising the principles of governance many a time", Moily alleged.
Moily also slammed Shashi Tharoor for saying that praising the PM for doing right things would lend credibility to the opposition’s criticism of him.
The former union minister claimed that Tharoor was never considered a mature politician. "He (Tharoor) is often on and off fond of giving statements and finding his place in the press. That's all," he said.
"I don't think his statement could be taken that seriously. He has to become a serious politician. That's our plea", Moily added.
He said that it is time for the Congress to take appropriate disciplinary action and warn such people.