Blow To Congress : Senior Leader Ghulam Nabi Azad Quits Party ; Resigns From All Party Positions ; Attacks Rahul Gandhi In Resignation Letter

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In yet another massive jolt to the Congress , senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has resigned from the party including primary membership.

“It is therefore with great regret and an extremely leaden heart that I have decided to sever my half a century old association with Indian National Congress,” read Ghulam Nabi Azad’s resignation letter to Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi.

In scathing letter, Ghulam Nabi Azad lashed out at Rahul Gandhi .

In a scathing letter, Azad — a member of the G-23 dissidents group who had written to Sonia Gandhi in 2020 calling for a complete overhaul of the organisation and a full-time and visible leadership — said Sonia Gandhi was just a nominal figurehead while all important decisions were taken by Rahul Gandhi “or rather worse his security guards and PAs”.

Accusing Rahul Gandhi of “demolishing the entire consultative mechanism in the party which existed pre-2013, all senior and experienced leaders were side-lined, new coterie of inexperienced sycophants started running the party”.

The situation in the Congress party has reached a point of ‘no return’, Azad wrote in the five-page letter, days after he resigned from the organisational post of Jammu and Kashmir citing health issues.

“The entire organisational election process is a farce and a sham. At no place anywhere in the country have elections been held at any level of the organisation. Handpicked lieutenants of the AICC has been coerced to sign on lists prepared by the coterie that runs the AICC sitting in 24 Akbar Road,” Azad wrote.

In a no-holds barred attack on Rahul Gandhi, Azad said the party at the national level conceded to the BJP and regional parties in the state level. “This all happened because the leadership in the past 08 years has tried to foist a non-serious individual at the helm of the party”.

He said Rahul Gandhi’s sudden decision to step down after the 2019 poll debacle had only worsened the situation. “The remote control model that destroyed the UPA got applied to Congress,” Azad wrote.

Before starting a ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, the leadership should have undertaken a ‘Congress Jodo Yatra’, the veteran leader said in his letter.

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