The G-23 leaders were not given a chance in the list of Congress star campaigners released for the West Bengal Assembly election campaign.
The fact that senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma and Kapil Sibal have not been included in the list of star campaigners who have expressed interest in campaigning is a testament to the party’s top brass.
However, only Jitin Prasada and Akhilesh Prasada Singh are on the star campaign team.
The list includes Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Rahul Gandhi, Mallikarjuna Karge, Ashok Kelad, Amarinder Singh, Bhupesh Bagel, Kamal Nath, Adir Ranjan Chaudhary, Deependra Hooda, Hari Prasad, Salman Khurshid, Sachin Bachchan, Sachin Baila , Navjot Singh Sidhu. Mohammed Azharuddin is campaigning with them,
Meanwhile, he had said that he would campaign for the candidates of the Congress party whoever he personally called. It is noteworthy that he said that the defeat of the BJP was their main objective
Commenting on the removal of the G23 leaders from the list of star campaigners, party spokesperson Pawan Kera said, “The list of star speakers for West Bengal and other states will be released soon.”