New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad today resigned from all posts, including the primary membership of the party, and accused the leadership of “betraying” the party on a large scale in the name of internal elections.
Azad’s resignation is seen as another blow to the already facing problems Congress party. Many big leaders have left the party in the past, including Kapil Sibal, Ashwini Kumar etc.
Ghulam Nabi Azad, in a five-page resignation letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, described his grievances sequentially. Azad said he was taking this step with a “heavy heart”.
Party completely ruined- Azad
He described the party as a “complete ruin” and said the Congress had made space for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the national level and regional parties at the state level.
“All this happened because in the last eight years the leadership tried to impose on the party a person who was not serious,” Azad alleged.
He alleged that the Congress is being run under the patronage of courtiers and the party has lost its will and ability to fight for what is right for the country.
Azad, who was part of the G23 group demanding a change in the party, said, “Therefore, with regret and with a heavy heart, I have decided to end my nearly 50-year association with the Indian National Congress. I resign from all posts including primary membership of the Indian National Congress. ,
Terming the organizational election process in the party as a “hoax”, he said elections were not held anywhere in the country, at any level in the party.
Azad, in a letter to Sonia, said the elected office bearers of the AICC, sitting at 24 Akbar Road, were forced to sign the lists prepared by the small group that governs the AICC.
He said that the voter list was not published anywhere at the booth, block, district and state level. He said that the leadership is solely responsible for the massive betrayal of the party.
Azad said whether it is appropriate for the Indian National Congress in the 75th year of India’s independence, this question should be asked by the AICC leadership itself.