Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar took a dig at former union minister Jitin Prasada who joined the BJP on Wednesday and stated it’s Congress and Nehru-Gandhi household that gave him recognition.
“The Congress Occasion has constructed Jitin Prasada. It’s the Congress social gathering and the Nehru-Gandhi household that gave him recognition. If he’s acknowledged in the present day, it is just due to the Congress social gathering. He shouldn’t overlook this,” Shivakumar informed ANI.
Prasada, a former MP from Uttar Pradesh’s Dharahura, joined the BJP within the presence of Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on the social gathering headquarters earlier in the present day.
Prasada belongs to a political household in Uttar Pradesh which labored in Congress for many years.
He joined the BJP forward of meeting polls early subsequent 12 months and his determination is being seen as a jolt to the Congress which was attempting to revive itself within the essential state underneath the steerage of social gathering common secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Prasada was among the many younger frontline leaders of the Congress, particularly in Uttar Pradesh.
Shivakumar additionally hit out on the Centre for the hike in gas costs, saying that costs of petroleum merchandise weren’t elevated throughout meeting polls in Could and June.
“They didn’t hike costs in March and April throughout election time, Up to now 6 months, the costs have been hiked 48 occasions value. A complete of ₹21,60,000 crores has been earned by the Centre in taxes (from petrol and diesel),” he stated.