Unfortunate that Jitin Prasada is being targeted in UP: Kapil Sibal

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NEW DELHI: Congress leader

Kapil Sibal

, who was among those who wrote a letter to party chief

Sonia Gandhi

seeking organisational overhaul, on Thursday alleged that party leader

Jitin Prasada

is being targeted in

Uttar Pradesh

and termed it as “unfortunate”.

Prasada, a former union minister, was among the signatories to the letter that sought an active and full-time party president. Prasad is also a special invitee to the Congress Working Committee (CWC).

“Unfortunate that Jitin Prasada is being officially targeted in UP.Congress needs to target the BJP with surgical strikes instead of wasting its energy by targeting its own,” Sibal said on Twitter.

Reacting to it, another Congress leader,

Manish Tewari

who was also a signatory to the letter, posted a single word “Prescient” on Twitter.

Prescient! https://t.co/jgLhFRK9DX

— Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari)1598508920000

The Lakhimpur Kheri District Congress reportedly passed a resolution demanding action against Prasada, a leader from Uttar Pradesh, and has accused his family of being against the Gandhi family.

Jitendra Prasada, the father of Jitin Prasada, had also unsuccessfully contested for the post of Congress president against Sonia Gandhi in the past, the DCC reportedly said.

The charge comes three days after the CWC urged Sonia Gandhi to continue as party president and bring about organisational changes. The CWC was con

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