A Lok Sabha speaker and a President is often supposed to be risen above party politics. But after all, they were once party members. Same happened in the case of Sumitra Mahajan commenting on Priyanka Gandhi's politics.
As Priyanka Gandhi formally joined All India Congress Committee (AICC), the Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said, “She (Priyanka Gandhi Vadra) is a good woman, and Rahul Ji has accepted he can’t do politics all alone, and for that, he is taking Priyanka’s help. It is a good thing.”
Her comments gained severe criticism from Congress Members and Supporter.
AICC spokesperson and veteran advocate Manish Tiwari reacted to the speaker’s comments and said, “We would humbly request the Speaker to kindly focus on BJP’s internal issues. So far as Congress is concerned, we are doing well without her advice and will continue to do so.”
Tiwari also said that Priyanka Gandhi’s entry is so good for Congress that it has left the Bhartiya Janta Party rattled. “What matters most in politics is popularity, and Priyanka Gandhi commands massive popularity. So BJP’s anxiety and nervousness are not unnatural,” Tiwari commented.
National Conference is an ally of Congress in Jammu and Kashmir. It’s leader Omar Abdullah also reacted Mahajan for her remarks and ranted on Tweeter. He wrote, “Ma’am you are the speaker of the Lok Sabha. Can you save the cheap shots for when you no longer occupy office?”
Priyanka entered into politics on Wednesday on her entry into politics has already whirled Indian Politics.
Apart from Mahajan and some BJP spokesperson, Narendra Modi also has criticised the move of appointing Priyanka on a major role. Taking a jibe on dynasty politics of Congress, he said, “For some, the family is the party. But for the BJP, the party is family.”
Modi always uses the phrase ‘naamdar (dynast) vs Kaamdar (hard working)’ to criticise Congress’ dynasty politics.