The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday latched onto Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav’s jibe at the Congress to claim that it shows the “increasing isolation” of the main opposition party and “non-acceptance” of its chief Rahul Gandhi's leadership.
A miffed Yadav had "thanked" the Congress for not making his party's lone MLA in Madhya Pradesh a minister, saying it has made the road ahead clear for his party. He also said he will soon meet Telangana Chief Minister K C Rao and praised his efforts for formation of a federal front comprising regional parties.
Targeting Gandhi over Yadav's comments, BJP spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao said, "As elections draw closer, the increasing isolation of the Congress and non-acceptance of Rahul Gandhi's leadership becoming more pronounced." Yadav had suffered politically for allowing Gandhi ride piggyback on his cycle during the UP assembly polls in 2017 and does not want to repeat the blunder again, he claimed.