Congress removes Moily from Media Chairman postMay 9th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 9 (ANI): Congress party removed its Media Chairman Veerappa Moily from the post, a day after he made strong remarks against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar - emerging as Indian politics’ most-wanted.
Moily has been replaced by AICC General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi, who had been holding the charge earlier.
According to party sources, Moily has been dropped from the post because “the party High Command is unhappy with his stand on some critical issues”, it’s clear the trigger was his speaking out of party’s line on Nitish Kumar.
On Friday, Moily said the Congress would not make a hero of Nitish Kumar who had rebuffed the party’s overtures to reach out to him.
He also accused the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) of “insulting” the Congress over seat-sharing in Bihar.
“We should be more angry. We never wronged them. It’s only Paswan and Laluji for reasons best known to them, they left us only two seats,” Moily had said.
Lalu and Paswan, key members of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance, seem annoyed over AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi’s praise of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
“What is the reality? Nitish Kumar is with the BJP. And if anybody wants to talk with Nitish, then first he has to leave the BJP. I don’t think that he will leave BJP,” Moily said. (ANI)