Ghulam Nabi Azad Tears Into Rahul Gandhi & Congress In His Resignation Letter

New Delhi: Senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad who resigned from Congress on Friday not only bid adieu to the oldest party of Indian politics but at the same time brought to the fore the prevailing culture within the same party by involving Rahul Gandhi and blaming him for damaging election prospects.

He also blamed Rahul for demolishing the party’s consultative mechanism after being appointed as the vice president in 2013.

In the letter, Azad claims that Rahul himself was taking all critical decisions in the party and more shockingly his security guards and personal assistants were even trying their hands in the same.

He said, “All experienced leaders were sidelined and a new coterie of inexperienced sycophants started running the affairs of the party.”

“One of the most glaring examples of this immaturity was the tearing up of a government ordinance in the full glare of the media by Shri Rahul Gandhi. The said ordinance was incubated in the Congress Core Group and subsequently unanimously approved by the Union Cabinet presided over by the Prime Minister. This childish behavior completely subverted the authority of the Prime Minister and Government of India,” the letter read.

“Since the 2019 elections, the situation in the party has only worsened. After Sh. Rahul Gandhi stepped down in a ‘huff and not before insulting all the senior Party functionaries who have given their lives to the party in a meeting of the extended Working Committee, you took over as interim President. A position that you have to continue to hold even today for the past three years.”

“This one single action more than anything else contributed significantly to the defeat of the UPA Government in 2014, which was at the receiving end of a campaign of calumny and insinuation from a combination of the forces of the right-wing and certain unscrupulous corporate interests,” he said in his letter.

In the letter addressed to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Azad cited the sidelining of senior leaders and the increasing sway of a “coterie of inexperienced sycophants” as the reasons behind his exit from the party.

“The only crime committed by the 23 senior leaders who wrote that letter out of concern for the party is that they pointed out both the reasons for the weaknesses in the party and the remedies thereof. Unfortunately, instead of taking those views on board constructively and cooperatively we were abused, humiliated, insulted, and vilified in a specially summoned meeting of the extended CWC meeting,” the letter further read.

Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday resigned from Congress dropping a five-page letter. Soon after his resignation, Five Jammu and Kashmir Congress leaders and ex-MLAs quit the party in solidarity.

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