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Twitter war between Congress, Trinamool over Prashant Kishor’s tweet

Prashant Kishor’s tweet triggered a Twitter war between Congress, Trinamool Congress (Representational)

Kolkata:

Ties between the Congress and the TMC reached a new level on Friday when Mamata Banerjee’s party took a dig at Rahul Gandhi’s defeat in Amethi in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, wondering whether the Congress could erase the damage through a Twitter trend. Is.

The Twitter war between the two parties, who aspire to lead the opposition front against the BJP, began on Friday morning, when election strategist Prashant Kishor, in a message to the Congress, said that those who want to join the old party-led alliance after Lakhimpur. Looking for a quick revival. The Kheri incident has caused a lot of disappointment.

“Those looking for a quick, smooth revival of the GOP-led opposition based on the Lakhimpur Kheri incident are setting themselves up for a major disappointment,” Mr Kishor said on his Twitter handle.

“Unfortunately there is no quick solution to the GOP’s deep-rooted and structural weakness,” he said.

Mr Kishor had worked for the TMC in the March-April assembly elections and has a very good relationship with the party’s top officials.

Senior Congress leader and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel hit back immediately, saying deep and concerted efforts were needed to become a national alternative.

People looking for a “national” alternative, hunting down Congress functionaries who can’t even win their seats, are in for a big disappointment. Unfortunately, becoming a national alternative requires deep-rooted and concerted efforts and there is no rush- fix solution,” he tweeted.

Mr. Baghel was apparently referring to the inclusion of former Congress MP and its women’s wing chief Sushmita Dev and former Goa Chief Minister Luizinho Faleiro in the TMC.

The Trinamool Congress, which has been criticizing the Congress over its alleged failure in the fight against the BJP, called Mr Baghel’s remarks a “poor attempt to please the high command”.

“Prosperous words coming from first time CM. Punching above your weight doesn’t bring respect for you sir @BhupeshBaghel. What a lousy attempt to please the high command! By the way, @INCIndia is trying to eradicate Amethi Another Twitter trend in a historic defeat?” TMC hit back on the microblogging website.

The ruling party of West Bengal was pointing to the defeat of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Amethi in the Lok Sabha elections.

Relations between Congress and TMC had recently become tense after its mouthpiece.wake up banglaParty supremo Mamata Banerjee said, not Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has emerged as the face of the opposition against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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