Chhattisgarh Deputy Chief Minister TS Singhdev has come under attack from his own party by praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is reported that in the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting held in Telangana, he has apologized for praising the PM. It is also being said that Congress National President Mallikarjun Kharge had also objected to Singhdev’s statement.
Dev has told his Congress colleagues that he wants to apologize for his comments. He said that he has already apologized to Congress in-charge Kumari Shailaja in Chhattisgarh. It is reported that Kumari had separately asked him to be cautious on this matter. After this, Singhdev has also apologized to other members of the Congress Working Committee.
Speaking to The Hindu, the Congress leader said, ‘Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge later told him that even though he had apologised, the damage had been done. Being the Deputy Chief Minister and a senior member, people will take his words seriously. It is also being said that Kharge has presented Singhdev’s case as an example to other Congress leaders.
What did Singhdev say?
During a program on Thursday, the Congress veteran praised PM Modi and said that he has given a lot to Chhattisgarh. He had said, ‘We have always worked under the guidance of the Central Government and I do not want to fail in saying that I did not feel any kind of discrimination…’
He had said, ‘Whenever we asked anything from the Central Government in the state, they never refused help. I think the state and the Center should work together in all areas to move forward. The special thing is that during this time PM Modi was present on the stage and was reacting with folded hands.
Congress did damage control
Here, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that Singhdev has only followed protocol by not bringing politics into the government program. Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said, ‘Singhdev did not criticize like the Prime Minister who badmouths the Congress in every government program.’