There is an outrage within the party against Tewari who has openly supported the Agnipath scheme contrary to the party’s stand. Though the Congress party has already termed Manish’s remarks about the Agnipath scheme as his personal opinion and not the party’s stand, the Congress is also discussing Tewari’s suspension, the report quoted sources as saying.
Sources also said the party may initiate disciplinary action against Manish Tewari for not toeing the party line.
A party source said if Tewari is expelled from the party, then he will continue to remain as a Member of Parliament and hence suspension seems a better decision to keep him trapped. The matter is stuck in view of Manish’s association with the party during the time of NSUI.
“The ball is in the high command’s court. Now, the relationship between Manish and Congress is very weak. Either Manish changes his stand or else action can be taken against him soon,” added the party source.
Rahul Gandhi, who is on his latest trip abroad is expected to take a call on this. It is a different matter that no one in the party questions him on his trips abroad. One remembers the quote by the Opposition Leader from Telugu Desam Party, P Upendra, welcoming the then PM Rajiv Gandhi on his latest visit to India!
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