The Janata Dal (United) on Tuesday cautioned the Congress Party, its grand alliance partner in Bihar, over the rebellion of former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi, saying it is a sad news for the grand old party and that it should make efforts to strengthen itself to counter the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
JD(U) leader K.C. Tyagi told Media, "This should be a sad news for the Congress Party. And at a time when the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) is spreading its wings across the nation, the Congress Party should make efforts to strengthen itself."
Jogi yesterday floated a new party and asked the people to suggest a name. Jogi had last week hinted that he might float a new party, saying he had no other option but to quit the Congress for the sake of Chhattisgarh. He had said the Congress Party was presently working like 'Team-B' for incumbent Raman Singh-led government in the state.
However, the Congress downplayed the rebellion Jogi, saying he has support of only one MLA. Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh had told media, "I congratulate him on his decision. But I would like to tell you that leaving his wife and daughter only one Congress MLA has supported him. This proves that the rest of the congress inmates are united."