Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal Sunday charged BJP with buckling under pressure of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi by including him in its top decision making parliamentary board,and said Modi will pose a challenge to his own party.
The real challenge is Modis challenge to the BJP. It is Modi who is seeking to take over the party and once Modi takes over the party there will be no BJP,because Modis brand of politics has nothing to do with ideology, Sibal said. This is a big challenge to the BJP and not to anyone else. The fight is between BJP and Modi. Under pressure,they have included him. The coming time will tell whether BJP will have a say or Modi.
Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said,The new teams first test will be the upcoming Karnataka Assembly polls. On inclusion of Modis confidant Amit Shah as BJP general secretary,Sibal questioned the BJPs claim of morality when it appoints someone facing serious charges against him. To make someone who is facing serious charges as general secretary will lead the BJP towards destruction. How will they make people understand that they preach morality but what they do is just the opposite.
The Minister said Shah is involved in very serious charges against him and is undergoing trial and has also been to jail. This shows the character of a party which talks about morality and yet appoints a general secretary who is undergoing a trial and facing very serious charges, he said.