The Congress, on Tuesday, attacked R.P.N. Singh who quit the party and switched over to the saffron side, saying the battle that the Congress is engaged in cannot be fought by cowards.
Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate said party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had already said the battle which Congress party is fighting can be fought only with bravery.
This is a difficult battle and can only be fought with bravery and strength as it is a fight against a greedy government and its agencies, she said. "This is a fight of truth, of principles, and as Priyanka Gandhi said, it cannot be fought by cowards."
She wished Sigh success in his future political carrier and said it will be revealed to him in the future that fighting a battle with passion is a sign of bravery.
According to Hindustan Times, Jharkhand Congress chief Rajesh Thakur Rajesh Thakur had said Singh's decision to quit the party was wrong even as he claimed that the move would not affect the party as “many in-charges have come and gone”. Singh was the in-charge for Jharkhand affairs of the Congress.
On Monday, he was included in the Congress list of 30 star campaigners for the first phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh.
Singh, on Tuesday, joined the BJP in the presence of the saffron party's Uttar Pradesh in-charge and Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan. "This is a new beginning for me and I look forward to my contribution to nation building under the visionary leadership & guidance of the Honourable Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi, BJP president Shri @JPNadda ji & Honourable Home Minister @AmitShah ji," Singh, a former Union minister, had tweeted before joining the saffron party.
“I spent 32 years in one political party (Congress). But that party has not remained the same as it was before. I will work as a 'Karyakarta' towards fulfilling PM Modi's dreams for India,” Singh had said on his exit from Congress.