Chhattisgarh Congress MLA RK Rai has lost his post for his rebellious comment. Chhattisgarh Congress suspended him on Wednesday for his anti-party remark. He compared the party’s vice-president Rahul Gandhi with a donkey.
Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee took the decision to suspend Rai at a meeting of its Coordination Committee. B K Hariprasad, the AICC general secretary in-charge of Chhattisgarh stated, “With the unanimous decision of the members of Coordination Committee, Rai has been suspended from the party.”
But Rai accepted the decision and said he was suspended because of his comment against Rahul Gandhi. In a statement he alleged, “I was told the action has been taken against me for making comments against Rahul Gandhi (in the past). I can’t call a donkey a horse. If the party feels my observation is wrong then either it is blind or (is) acting like a blind person.”
This is not the first time but for several times he attacked the party and its leader. On Tuesday, he called Congress anti-tribal and attacked Rahul Gandhi. At last. Congress was forced to issue show cause notice against him.
Rai was a supporter of Chhattisgarh Janata Congress (CJC) Party chief and the first chief minister of the state Ajit Jogi. In every major CJC function Rai shared a stage with Jogi.
Congress MLA Siyaram Kaushik said that Rai’s suspension was an “internal party matter” but he supported Rai’s comment on Congress leadership as the party nor representing tribals in the state.
A senior Congress leader asserted, “There is a balance that we have to maintain. If we suspend or expel them, they are free to continue as MLA’s, but if they resign they cease to be Congress MLA’s. These people fought on a Congress ticket. If they are loyal to Ajit Jogi, why are they not resigning? The people will give them an answer.”