New Delhi. Fed up with growing incompetency of senior party leader Digvijay Singh in linking and blaming Narendra Modi with any ongoing controversial event of late, Congress High Command has decided to fire the RSS hand finder.
Sources tell Faking News that Congress leader Sonia Gandhi had been observing his performance rather scrupulously over the last few months.
“He failed to blame Modi when vegetable prices were high, he failed to blame Modi when Pakistan persisted with ceasefires, in fact, he even failed to blame Modi when Ishant went for 30 runs in an over!” a Congress source revealed Digvijay Singh’s problems.
The final nail in the coffin was when even after a week of Tejpal controversy breaking out, the former CM of Madhya Pradesh failed to link the current CM of Gujarat CM in any way to it. His failure to squarely lay blame of the scandal on Modi and hold him responsible for it upset the high command and questions were raised over his ability, which cost him his job.
Although he did speak out yesterday, but mere his support of Tejpal and insinuating BJP behind all this was not deemed enough. Sonia Gandhi and other senior leaders felt he should have been more specific in his accusations.
Many in the party feel that Digvijay Singh is on decline now and he should retire, making way for some Jhas and Tewaris. But not all have lost hope.
“Form is temporary, class is permanent. I’m sure he will bounce back and blame Modi for something,” Congress leader Salman Khurshid hoped.
However, the party high command has made up its mind, sources say. The party is willing to give Digvijay Singh an honorable and graceful exit.
In what is being purported to be his last encounter with media and public at large, he would be asked to go to Barkha Dutt’s 9 PM show and show his class to the entire nation for one last time.
Earlier the plan was to send him to Arnab Goswami’s The Newshour, but just the way BCCI changed its itinerary from South Africa to West Indies for Sachin Tendulkar’s last series, Congress thought it would be better to field him against an opposition which echoes Digvijay’s views and where he has a chance of at least saying something.
Congress workers on Twitter will trend #DiggyDiggy and #ThankYouDiggi when the show goes live, Twitter sources confirm.