The spat between Deora and Nirupam started in February, when the former, without naming Nirupam, alleged that the Mumbai Congress had become “a cricket pitch of sectarian politics, with leaders pitted against one another".
Milind Deora said in a tweet, “PM Modi’s Houston address was a momentous first for India’s soft power diplomacy. My father Murlibhai was one of the early architects of deeper Indo-US ties. Donald Trump’s hospitality and recognition of Indian Americans’ contributions makes us proud.”
The CWC has decided to take a call on the new Congress president during its next meet on August 10, the first after Rahul Gandhi stepped down from the position of the Congress president after the Lok Sabha elections.
To a query on what if the party decided on someone other than the two, Milind Deora said, "If the party collectively decides on someone else, I will respect its wisdom. But I will be surprised if the party or public disagrees with my assessment."
In the letter, eight leaders stated that the city unit will be in a “colossal mess” if Deora’s resignation is accepted. they added that party workers have full faith in Deora and that he should continue to head the unit.