New Delhi: Considering the row of controversies emerging one after another as good for the electoral prospects of the party, Congress on Thursday said that the wave of controversies appears assertive for the party as it underlines its crucial lead in the political race for Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.

“Echoing Rahul Gandhi’s name in the rallies of rival parties by the opposition leaders clearly signifies that Congress is becoming the obvious threat for every political faction trying their luck this election,” AICC secretary and state candidate screening committee chairman Mohan Prakash said.

Launching attacks on arch rivals BJP, SP and BSP, the senior Congress leader said, “Congress is going to form government in Uttar Pradesh. If this doesn’t happen then we will prefer sitting in opposition rather than making alliance with any party.”

When asked about the party’s response over the paper tearing incident by party general secretary Rahul Gandhi, he said, “They were mere promises which were boasted by the rival parties again and again in the past 22 years of their rule. Rahul believes in living by these promises and just not boasting them.”

It is worth mentioning, at a time when the Congress is playing safe and refraining itself from any controversial remark after taking lessons from the Salman Khurshid’ sub-quota episode, party’s another Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma has reignited the issue by blowing bugle against the Election Commission on the Muslim sub-quota issue.

(JPN/Bureau)