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Kapil Sibal says ‘unfortunate’ Jitin Prasada being targeted over letter in UP

The turmoil in Congress appears far from over with former union minister Kapil Sibal taking to Twitter to allege that his younger colleague Jitin Prasada was being officially targeted in Uttar Pradesh.

Sibal and Prasada are both signatories to the controversial letter 20 party leaders wrote to Congress president Sonia Gandhi recently asking for full time and active chief and also for an overhaul of party structure to make it battle-ready for the next elections.

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Monday took note of the letter and trashed it attacking the signatories with some veterans seeking action against them.

The CWC unanimously urged Sonia to continue as party president till the next AICC session elects a new full-time chief.

“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,” said Sibal, who has been tweeting for three days speaking indirectly of why the letter needed to be written.

It’s not about a post, it’s about my country, he said two days ago. Jitin Prasada, who holds an important charge in UP Congress, is also a special CWC invitee.

Former minister and Anandpur Saheb MP Manish Tewari tagged Sibal’s post and said “prescient.”

Lakhimpur district committee in UP yesterday sent a resolution to Sonia Gandhi demanding all letter writers be expelled and saying Jitin’s family has been against the Gandhis and his father Jitendra Prasada contested against Sonia Gandhi for the post of Congress president and lost.