The Congress could also be gazing one other massive exit in Uttar Pradesh with Raj Babbar giving off worrying alerts. Raj Babbar’s latest tweets have been divergent from the get together line and he has not bothered to make clear.
When a Padma Bhushan award for Congress chief Ghulam Nabi Azad provoked barbs from different get together leaders like Jairam Ramesh, Raj Babbar effusively congratulated him.
“Congratulations Ghulam Nabi Azad Sahab! You’re like an elder brother and your impeccable public life and dedication to Gandhian beliefs have all the time been an inspiration. The Padma Bhushan is a perfect recognition of 5 many years of your meticulous service to the nation,” tweeted the actor-turned-politician.
Congratulations @ghulamnazad Sahab !
You’re like an elder brother and your impeccable public life & dedication to Gandhian beliefs have all the time been an inspiration. The #PadmaBhushan is a perfect recognition of 5 many years of your meticulous service to the nation.
— Raj Babbar (@RajBabbar23) January 25, 2022
Yesterday, Mr Babbar appeared to reply to criticism of his gesture for Ghulam Nabi Azad, a vocal member of the Congress’ “G-23” or group of 23 leaders which have been crucial of the Gandhi household’s management of the Congress.
“An award turns into extra significant when an opposition get together chief’s achievements are honoured. Anybody can do it for their very own get together leaders. I feel the row over the Padma Bhushan is unnecessary,” he tweeted on Thursday.
अवार्ड की अहमियत तो तब है जब विरोधी पक्ष किसी नेता की उपलब्धियों को सम्मान दे – अपनी सरकार में तो कोई भी ख़्वाहिश पूरी कर सकते हैं लोग। #PadmaBhushan को लेकर जारी बहस मुझे लगता है ग़ैरज़रूरी है।
— Raj Babbar (@RajBabbar23) January 27, 2022
Reports have been in circulation about Raj Babbar returning to his former get together, Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party, forward of the UP election.
Mr Babbar has reportedly been in contact with Akhilesh Yadav.
Once a preferred film star, he debuted in politics within the late Eighties with the Janata Dal. He later switched to the Samajwadi Party. He gained the 1999 and 2004 Lok Sabha elections from Agra. But in 2006, he was suspended from the Samajwadi Party. Two years later, he joined the Congress.
In 2009, Mr Babbar gained the by-election from Firozabad. But he misplaced each the 2014 and 2019 elections.
Though he has not largely stayed under the radar within the marketing campaign for the UP polls subsequent month, Mr Babbar was named as one of many star campaigners of the Congress on Monday.
So was RPN Singh, one other distinguished Uttar Pradesh chief who give up the Congress the very subsequent day and joined the BJP.
The Congress has been struggling to carry on to its prime leaders for some time now.
The depletion of “staff Rahul” – a gaggle of leaders in Rahul Gandhi’s interior circle – began in 2020, when Jyotiraditya Scindia give up the get together and switched to the BJP, enabling the collapse of the Congress authorities in Madhya Pradesh and the BJP’s takeover.
Last yr, Jitin Prasada took the Congress-to-BJP route and was included within the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP authorities in UP.
This week, RPN Singh, who was near Rahul Gandhi in addition to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, dealt an enormous blow to the Congress in UP by crossing over to the BJP.
All three have been ministers within the Manmohan Singh-led Congress authorities on the Centre in 2004-2009.