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'Pidhikaran' of Congress is complete, says BJP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today played on the words "Pidhi" and "peedi" while dismissing the process for generational change in the leadership as "Pidhikaran", a reference to Rahul Gandhi's dog.

Neither the old "peedi" nor the new "peedi" matter in the opposition party, spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao said, using the Hindi word for generation to take a swipe at the process to elevate from vice president to president of the

In no organisation is a member promoted for repeatedly failing to perform, he said after the Gandhi scion filed his nomination papers to succeed his mother as president.

"Pidhikaran of the Congress is now complete. Neither the old generation (PEEDI), nor the new generation matters. Only Pidhi matters," Rao said in a statement.

He termed the entire process a "mockery of democratic traditions".

"The farcical process and the sycophancy of all family faithfuls in hailing this process is a sad commentary on the grand old party.

"It shows the Congress's total disconnect with today's India which values meritocracy and not imposition of dynasty," he added.

Those who don't defer to Rahul Gandhi's pet run the risk of being ejected from their positions, Rao said in another jibe.

It was a great fall for the party that had stalwarts leading it, he said.

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First Published: Mon, December 04 2017. 13:15 IST