Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Sunday dared Arvind Kejriwal to win any election first to prove his credentials as a politician.
“Let Mr Kejriwal get elected first as an MLA, or MP or as a municipal councilor,” he said, referring to a question whether Congress takes Aam Aadmi (common man) Party of Kejriwal seriously. Singh, who came on a day’s visit here, was interacting with media at the state Congress Bhavan.
Reacting on the name of the newly-formed party, which is similar to the catch-line of Congress campaign during 2004 and 2009 election, he said, it proves the intellectual bankruptcy of Kejriwal.
Kejriwal on Saturday declared the name of his political party and approved its constitution. The formal announcement would come on November 26, the day when Indian constitution was adopted in 1949.
While he chose not to criticise the state government, he said Naveen Patnaik and Pyari Mohan Mohapatra must decide who really is ‘B’ team of Congress.
“Let Naveen Patnaik and Mohapatra decide who is team ‘B’ of Congress,” he said.
Patnaik had alleged that the political front created by Mohapatra looks like a B team of Congress, to which, Mohapatra countered with similar allegation citing Patnaik’s involvement in favouring a coal block to a company run by a Congress MP.