Senior Congress leader from Karnataka, M Veerappa Moily alleged on Wednesday that Jairam Ramesh was responsible for "policy paralysis" during the UPA-2 government.
Veerappa Moily also hit out at Jairam Ramesh over his controversial remarks on the Prime Minister Modi that Congress should not ‘demonise’ Modi. The former Union Minister also slammed Shashi Tharoor for his statement that praising the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for doing the right things would lend credibility to the opposition's criticism of him.
Terming the statements as "most unfortunate", he called for appropriate disciplinary action against the two leaders by the Congress leadership.
He claimed that Ramesh's remark was in "very bad taste," and charged the latter with "compromising himself" with the BJP with such a statement. "And any leader who would like to give such statement, I think, they are not doing service to Congress party or the its leadership.
"He (Ramesh) is responsible for policy paralysis of our Government (UPA-2) and he is also responsible for compromising the principles of governance many a time", he alleged in an interview to PTI.
Claiming that Tharoor was never considered as a mature politician, he said, "He (Tharoor) is often on and off fond of giving statements and finding his place in the press. That's all."
"I don't think his statement could be taken that seriously. He has to become a serious politician. That's our plea", he said.
"I think time is now for the Congress party to take appropriate disciplinary action and also warn these people... (those) who want to go out (of the Congress party), let them go out very straight forwardly; not sabotaging the party and its ideology being within the party", he added.