'Young' Rahul Gandhi neglecting Congress veterans: BJP

| Updated: Jan 30, 2017 16:32 IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Jan. 30 (ANI): In the wake of senior Congress leader S.M. Krishna's resignation, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday launched a scathing on Rahul Gandhi and said the 'young' Congress vice-president is overlooking the leadership of his senior colleagues. BJP leader S. Prakash told ANI the 'misguided' youth in Gandhi's leadership is consistently disregarding the loyal services of the party veterans. "His target (Krishna) by the resignation was Mr Rahul Gandhi, who did not recognise the services of S.M Krishna. The leadership of the present Congress is overlooking the leadership of senior Congress members of the party which is seriously hurting them," he added. Prakash further said that in past as well, several leaders like Karnataka's Janardhan Poojari, former Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president and reputed Dalit leader Srinivas Prasad also raised a strong point against Gandhi's leadership. "The exit of S.M. Krishna is a big blow to the national leadership of Congress. He has clearly stated that Rahul Gandhi is incapable of leading Congress. I think Congress is going to pay in the coming days," he added. The attack comes a day after Krishna resigned from the Congress Party, who said the grand old party doesn't need mass leaders like him and only wants managers, who can handle a situation. "The party demands only managers. They don't need time-tested leaders and workers like me. With pain and anguish, I have decided to quit the Congress. This is a time to do some introspection," Krishna told the media here. Expressing pain over his ouster from the Congress, Krishna alleged that the party had sidelined him citing his old age. In a written letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Krishna yesterday tendered his resignation from the party's membership. "I am herewith tendering my resignation to the primary membership of the Congress Party," it read.(ANI)