Kapil Sibal says he withdraws tweet after Rahul’s ‘personally’ clarifies BJP remark


NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader

Kapil Sibal

on Monday withdrew his tweet hitting out at

Rahul Gandhi

and said the former party chief had informed him personally that he had never made the “colluding with the BJP” remark.

Sibal is among the 23 party leaders who have written to

Sonia Gandhi

seeking “full-time” leadership that is active in the field and “visible” in party offices, devolution of powers to state units and revamping the

Congress Working Committee

(CWC) in line with the party constitution among other changes.

As the CWC meeting was underway on Monday and it was reported that Rahul Gandhi had lashed out at the letter writers, Sibal tweeted, “Rahul says ‘we are colluding with BJP’. Succeeded in Rajasthan high court defending the Congress party. Defending party in Manipur to bring down BJP government.

“Last 30 years have never made a statement in favour of BJP on any issue. Yet ‘we are colluding with the BJP’!”

Sibal said a little later that he was withdrawing the tweet.

“Was informed by Rahul Gandhi personally that he never said what was attributed to him. I therefore withdraw my tweet.”

He then deleted his earlier tweet hitting out at Gandhi.

Tagging Sibal’s earlier tweet, Congress’ chief spokesperson

Randeep Surjewala

also tweeted, saying Rahul Gandhi hasn’t said a word of this nature nor alluded to it.

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