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Maken accuses BJP of 'intimidating', 'luring' Congressmen

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chief Maken today accused the of "intimidating" his party's leaders and "luring" them away using power as a bait, on a day senior DPCC leader Arvinder Singh Lovely joined the saffron party.

Maken who has been attacked by a section of senior leaders of over ticket distribution for MCD polls, said it was "sad" that people were ready to give preference to "lust for power" over political ideology.



"is geared to lure leaders, using intimidation and greed to make them join the party. It raises a question whether ideology or lust for power will decide the kind of politics we pursue," he said at an rally in Peeragarhi.

Without naming Lovely, Maken said he got "everything" from the and yet was lured by the for his "lust for power".

"There are several leaders who got everything from One such leader who was made a minister even after becoming first-time and remained minister for 10 years in a row, who was made president, today joined BJP," he said.

Maken asserted that led by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi held on to its ideology whether it was in power or not.

"One day you are a worker and then you become a leader. I am on this post (president of Congress) but I will not remain here forever but we will never change our ideology," he said.

Lovely today hit out at Maken after joining BJP, saying that he was "foisted" on despite losing heavily and even losing his deposit in the 2015 Assembly elections.

Earlier, another senior leader and Lovely's colleague in former Sheila Dikshit government in Delhi, A K Walia, had come out in the open against Maken and questioned ticket distribution for MCD polls and threatened to quit the over the issue.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Maken accuses BJP of 'intimidating', 'luring' Congressmen

Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken today accused the BJP of "intimidating" his party's leaders and "luring" them away using power as a bait, on a day senior DPCC leader Arvinder Singh Lovely joined the saffron party. Maken who has been attacked by a section of senior leaders of Delhi Congress over ticket distribution for MCD polls, said it was "sad" that people were ready to give preference to "lust for power" over political ideology. "BJP is geared to lure Congress leaders, using intimidation and greed to make them join the party. It raises a question whether ideology or lust for power will decide the kind of politics we pursue," he said at an election rally in Peeragarhi. Without naming Lovely, Maken said he got "everything" from the Congress and yet was lured by the BJP for his "lust for power". "There are several Congress leaders who got everything from Congress. One such leader who was made a minister even after becoming first-time MLA and remained minister for 10 years in a ... chief Maken today accused the of "intimidating" his party's leaders and "luring" them away using power as a bait, on a day senior DPCC leader Arvinder Singh Lovely joined the saffron party.

Maken who has been attacked by a section of senior leaders of over ticket distribution for MCD polls, said it was "sad" that people were ready to give preference to "lust for power" over political ideology.

"is geared to lure leaders, using intimidation and greed to make them join the party. It raises a question whether ideology or lust for power will decide the kind of politics we pursue," he said at an rally in Peeragarhi.

Without naming Lovely, Maken said he got "everything" from the and yet was lured by the for his "lust for power".

"There are several leaders who got everything from One such leader who was made a minister even after becoming first-time and remained minister for 10 years in a row, who was made president, today joined BJP," he said.

Maken asserted that led by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi held on to its ideology whether it was in power or not.

"One day you are a worker and then you become a leader. I am on this post (president of Congress) but I will not remain here forever but we will never change our ideology," he said.

Lovely today hit out at Maken after joining BJP, saying that he was "foisted" on despite losing heavily and even losing his deposit in the 2015 Assembly elections.

Earlier, another senior leader and Lovely's colleague in former Sheila Dikshit government in Delhi, A K Walia, had come out in the open against Maken and questioned ticket distribution for MCD polls and threatened to quit the over the issue.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Maken accuses BJP of 'intimidating', 'luring' Congressmen

chief Maken today accused the of "intimidating" his party's leaders and "luring" them away using power as a bait, on a day senior DPCC leader Arvinder Singh Lovely joined the saffron party.

Maken who has been attacked by a section of senior leaders of over ticket distribution for MCD polls, said it was "sad" that people were ready to give preference to "lust for power" over political ideology.

"is geared to lure leaders, using intimidation and greed to make them join the party. It raises a question whether ideology or lust for power will decide the kind of politics we pursue," he said at an rally in Peeragarhi.

Without naming Lovely, Maken said he got "everything" from the and yet was lured by the for his "lust for power".

"There are several leaders who got everything from One such leader who was made a minister even after becoming first-time and remained minister for 10 years in a row, who was made president, today joined BJP," he said.

Maken asserted that led by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi held on to its ideology whether it was in power or not.

"One day you are a worker and then you become a leader. I am on this post (president of Congress) but I will not remain here forever but we will never change our ideology," he said.

Lovely today hit out at Maken after joining BJP, saying that he was "foisted" on despite losing heavily and even losing his deposit in the 2015 Assembly elections.

Earlier, another senior leader and Lovely's colleague in former Sheila Dikshit government in Delhi, A K Walia, had come out in the open against Maken and questioned ticket distribution for MCD polls and threatened to quit the over the issue.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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