The Chhattisgarh Congress has suspended an MLA R K Rai for his “anti-party” activities. He made derogatory comments on Rahul Gandhi. Rai while hinting at Rahul said that you cannot call a donkey a horse and if the party feels that his observation was wrong, then they are either blind or pretending to be one.
The police officer-turned-politician Rai is also considered as a supporter of Ajit Jogi’s Chhattisgarh Janata Congress Party, and was considered a Congress rebel. Jogi had quit the Congress earlier and started his own party earlier this year.
After suspension Rai said, “I was told the action has been taken against me for making comments against Rahul Gandhi (in the past). I can’t call a donkey a horse. If the party feels my observation is wrong then either it is blind or (is) acting like a blind person”. . He added that the move had exposed the party’s “anti-tribal” face, and that he was “free now”.
The decision to suspend Rai was taken by Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) at a meeting of its Coordination Committee in Raipur. “With the unanimous decision of the members of Coordination Committee, Rai has been suspended from the party,” said AICC General Secretary in-charge of Chhattisgarh B K Hariprasad.
Jogi had brought Rai into politics and helped him in getting a ticket from Gunderdehi seat in the 2013 Assembly polls.