"Joshiji has been the BJP President. We expect him to be fearless and question Modi on real issues," Congress spokesperson and MP Manish Tewari told the media.
Speaking at the Sansmaran Sabha on Tuesday, Joshi had described former Union Minister S. Jaipal Reddy as a fearless leader who never hesitated in questioning the Prime Minister.
"Reddy was fearless and never hesitated in questioning the Prime Minister. He never compromised on his principles and never hesitated in putting forth his views," he said.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader also recalled how while being a Minister in the I.K. Gujral government, Reddy put forth his views on the issue of globalisation and when the opposition delegation met the Prime Minister he informed him about his views on the issue.
"Without any fear he (Reddy) let Gujral know about his stand on the issue of globalisation along with the delegation of opposition leaders." Reddy passed away on July 28, 2019 while undergoing treatment for pneumonia. He was 77.