After former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh questioned the Congress’ way of replacing him and called party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra “inexperienced”, the Congress on Thursday said it was natural for elders to get angry but reminded him that there is no room for anger in politics.
Singh, however, hit back asking whether there is space for humiliation and insult in a “grand old party” such as the Congress.
“He is perhaps of my father’s age. Elders get angry…they get very angry, and at times say so many things in anger. But we all respect his anger, his age, and his experience. I hope he will reconsider it,” Congress spokesperson Supriya Shinate said at an AICC briefing.
“There is no place for anger, envy…personal comments…revengeful feelings have no place in politics. We hope he will be sensible and reconsider what he has said because he is a strong warrior of the Congress party….such remarks don’t suit his stature,” she added.
Hitting back, former CM’s media adviser, Raveen Thukral, put out a tweet quoting Singh as having said, “Yes, there’s no space for anger in politics. But is there space for humiliation & insult in a grand old party like @INCIndia? If a senior party leader like me can be treated like this, I wonder what the workers must go through!”