EP 147 - Insider Insights: BJP Vs Congress Culture Differences with Aditi Singh & Shehzad Poonawalla

ANI Podcast with Smita Prakash

Mar 20 2024 • 1 hr 37 mins

Shehzad Poonawalla is a well-known face of the BJP on TV debates, with fiery puns and takes on the Congress. His debates often go viral on social media. Aditi Singh is a BJP MLA from Raebareli Sadar, the bastion of Sonia Gandhi, which now stands vacated as the former Congress president has moved to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan.


In the latest edition of the ANI Podcast with Smita Prakash, Aditi and Shehzad get candid and share why they switched to the BJP from the Congress, and whether anyone from the Gandhi family tried to stop them. Furthermore, both talk extensively about the functioning of Congress and the BJP, and how internal democracy works.


Without mincing words, Shehzad takes on the Congress, stating that everyone caters to 'one parivar' in Congress and the party never gives chances to grassroots workers. Instead, it chooses people who are and were close to the Gandhi-Nehru Family.


Aditi Singh also makes a sensational claim that Rahul Gandhi was aloof to the situation of the U.P when she was a Congress MLA. Aditi cites Congress' 'anti-Hindu' stance as one of the reasons to quit the party. She also claimed that the Congress high command only shows up in Amethi and Rai Bareli at the time of elections and doesn't want to hit the ground.


Shehzad also answers the most sought-after question: why the ruling BJP doesn't have a single Muslim MP. Both of them also discuss their future prospects in politics.

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