BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma speaking to reporters in Guwahati on Tuesday.
BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma speaking to reporters in Guwahati on Tuesday.

Hope Rahul Gandhi continues as Cong president for next 50 yrs, quips HB Sarma

ANI | Updated: May 28, 2019 19:31 IST

Guwahati (Assam) [India], May 28 (ANI): Adding insult to injury, BJP leader and Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said the BJP wished to see Rahul Gandhi as Congress President for 50 more years which will be helpful to his party.
However, he said the opposition would benefit if Gandhi was not the leader.
"In Parliament, there should be space for the opposition. So, if there is no Rahul Gandhi then there is a possibility of a vibrant opposition. But if I look from BJP's point of view and not India's, then we wish that Rahul Gandhi continues as Congress president for the next 50 years," he said. who is BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convener, told reporters here.
Interestingly, Sarma, who is BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convener, .had joined BJP in 2015 after a two decade-long stint with Congress.
Gandhi had offered to step down from his party post at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting held on Saturday, taking moral responsibility for Congress' dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections. However, his resignation offer was unanimously rejected by the CWC. (ANI)

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