A Congress Member of Parliament (MP) has sparked a fresh controversy as he criticised party leaders and said they do not step out of their air-conditioned chambers.
Congress MP from Dewas in Madhya Pradesh Sajjan Singh Verma praised Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers and said they work for their party with dedication.
"RSS workers work for their party with dedication, surviving on gram. But our leaders do not step out of AC chambers," Verma said while addressing party workers at Neemuch town of Madhya Pradesh.
He said, "The leaders in Delhi are not bothered. They are happy with their own work. But as far as touring the jungles of MP, our leaders are unwilling to come out of their AC comforts."
"Without the RSS, BJP leaders are doing the same. The RSS functionary known what mission 2013 (Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls) is. He knows how to win," he said.
However, Verma later denied the statement and said: "I did not say that RSS is more disciplined than Congress. I said that Sangh´s functionaries lack facilities but still they work. Our workers have the spirit but not the backing of top leaders. That is why in some respect they become weak."