Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was chastised by Sharma for attending a joint rally in Kolkata with ISF leaders
In the run-up to the West Bengal (WB) elections, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma challenged the party’s relations with the Indian Secular Front (ISF), which is headed by Muslim cleric Abbas Siddiqui.
WB Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was chastised by Sharma for attending a joint rally in Kolkata with ISF leaders, alleging that the coalition was against “Gandhian and Nehruvian secularism” and that the party could not be selective in combating “communalists.”
Congress cannot be selective in fighting communalists but must do so in all its manifestations, irrespective of rel… https://t.co/6QMi3U9TwL
— Anand Sharma (@AnandSharmaINC) 1614604344000
It should be noted that a video of Siddiqui went viral on social media during the early days of the Coronavirus outbreak in India. He was seen speaking to a huge crowd of supporters and pleading with Allah to use the virus to kill 50 crore Indians.
On Monday’s Newshour, Times Now covered and discussed Siddiqui’s controversial remarks.
Sharma’s comments were met with a rebuttal from Chowdhury, who accused Sharma of assisting the BJP’s agenda.
3/4Know ur facts @AnandSharmaINC ji-3. Those who are committed to fight against #BJP parties venomous communalis… https://t.co/OgrQj9ER3H
— Adhir Chowdhury (@adhirrcinc) 1614621968000
Many on social media took sides in the war of words between two senior Congress leaders. Some applauded Sharma for speaking out and publicly denouncing his party’s selective approach to fighting communal forces. Others agreed with Chowdhury that Sharma was siding with the BJP by doing so during an election season.
Anand Sharma’s wake-up call to the Congress is too little & very late.The crisis within the Congress is now out i… https://t.co/zF8gTHHmpB
— Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (@gssjodhpur) 1614614102000
Anand Sharma pointed out that Congress must not allied with religious extremist party like ISF & this is against id… https://t.co/zfTtijIA4m
— CA Ashutosh Soni (@CA_AshutoshSoni) 1614656515000
“Sharma should learn from young Congress leaders”
Young leaders like Gaurav are campaigning hard for their party while some experienced, entitled leaders like Anand… https://t.co/GVAWSrhhnQ
— Rohini Singh (@rohini_sgh) 1614628275000
‘History repeating itself’
Once Congress made alliance with Muslim League & extended its support to Khilafat Movement which led to the partiti… https://t.co/DsMqBhMqvZ
— CA Ashutosh Soni (@CA_AshutoshSoni) 1614657228000
‘Chuck Sharma out’
Well said. I guess its time for Anand Sharma ji to delete the inc in his name. @INCIndia CCW needs to chuck such pp… https://t.co/7qi5gZWLUW
— Ria – Andolanjeevi (@RiaRevealed) 1614663032000
When Anand Sharma is acting on instructions of BJP to defame Cong before elections, why is masquerading as Cong lea… https://t.co/0klJ4ej7g4
— rkhuria2 (@rkhuria2) 1614666209000
‘Let’s back Rahul’s team and ignore dissenters’
Mistakes Congress made was giving bhav to people like Anand SharmaGhulam Nabi AzadAkhilesh Singhspecially pos… https://t.co/15Qo4kp167
— Sumit Kashyap (@sumitkashyapjha) 1614659302000
While some just grabbed popcorn and enjoyed the fun
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury accused Anand Sharma of working on BJP’s agenda. Seeing Congressis quarrel amongst themselves is real fun.🤣😂
— Upasana Singh (@uppuSSinghh) 1614658021000