Chhattisgarh Congress chief Charan Das Mahant has said he will “sweep the party office with a broom” if asked by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, inviting ridicule from the Bharatiya Janata Party, which called him a “sycophant”. employee.

“I follow the directives of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. I follow the orders of Rahul Gandhi. If they ask me to sweep the Pradesh Congress Committee [office], I will do it,” he said on Monday.

His remark drew barbs from the ruling BJP with the party spokesman saying the lone Congress MP from the poll-bound State was engaging in sycophancy. — PTI


The risks of sweeping the floorJuly 9, 2013