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Congress leaders quitting ‘sinking ship’: BJP

Hitting out at Congress over the Uttarakhand crisis, BJP on Sunday said its leaders were quitting the party which had become a “sinking ship” due to a “serious leadership crisis”. “There is a serious leadership crisis in Congress. It has become a sinking ship and its leaders are leaving it as soon as they get a chance. Rahul Gandhi should not blame BJP for it,” party National Secretary Shrikant Sharma said.

Sharma’s comments came after the Congress Vice President slammed the BJP over the crisis facing its government in Uttarakhand, accusing it of working to topple its government with “horse trading and blatant misuse of money and muscle”. He claimed that Congress MLAs in the hilly state had long been discontented and it was due to this that the party had to remove one chief minister, Vijay Bahuguna, earlier and was now faced with rebellion against another chief minister.

“Rahul Gandhi is sad and disappointed over the state of affairs in his party. He should put his own house in order instead of blaming others for his failures,” Sharma said.

He alleged that Congress had been shrinking since Sonia Gandhi took over its leadership and had been losing one state after another following loss in Lok Sabha polls. 
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