After the Congress asked the leaders to join hands to fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in elections, the dissenting camp leader Anand Sharma said that he is concerned for the party and doesn't want to weaken it and has utmost respect for the party's interim chief Sonia Gandhi. The infight in the party is getting intense as the Rahul Gandhi loyalists and the dissenters are at loggerheads.
While Anand Sharma maintained that there should be civilised dialogue after Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury criticised him for questioning the alliance with the Indian Secular Front (ISF).
Anand Sharma said that the statements of the dissenting leaders should be understood in the right context and their motive is to strengthen the party not weaken it. He said he is committed to working as per the party's ideology which has democratic and secular credentials.
The Congress leader said, "In the upcoming Assembly elections, we would wish each Congress candidate with the best wishes and will campaign wherever the party will ask."
Earlier on Tuesday, Congress has asked the dissenting leaders to join hands with the party to combat the BJP and clarified the alliance with the ISF and Left.
(With IANS inputs)