Jitin Prasada, former Congress leader and newest BJP recruit, defended his decision and rebutted ex-colleague Kapil Sibal's digs about "Prasada Ram politics" of self-interest over ideology. "He is a very senior leader (Kapil Sibal). There's no ideology. The only ideology is about national interest. What was the ideology when the Congress aligned with the Shiv Sena? What was the ideology when Congress aligned with the Left in Bengal, and at the same time they were fighting the Left in Kerala," Jitin Prasada said in an interview to NDTV. "Commenting on a small individual like me won't change the fortune of the Congress."