After North, South Indian leader says goodbye to Congress
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
Three days ago Congress party got shock when senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad had submitted his resignation to the party president Sonia Gandhi, now the grand old party gets another jolt, this time from South India when two-time Rajya Sabha member from Telangana M A Khan has submitted his resignation letter to the party president citing various reasons, including absence of any efforts to revive the party from the grassroots level.
After North, South Indian leader says goodbye to Congress. In a letter addressed to AICC president Sonia Gandhi, Khan who had served as Rajya Sabha member from 2008 to 2020, alleged that the party lost its grassroots connections with the cadre and totally failed to convince the public that it can regain its past glory and lead the nation further.
“I resigned from Congress. Things started going downhill after Rahul Gandhi handled the post of VP of the party committee. He has a different thought process of his own, which doesn’t match with any member, from block level to booth level; said two time Rajya Sabha MP MAKhan.
He further said that had been associated with the party for over four decades right from his student days.
He also said the voice raised by the senior leadership of Congress for the welfare and well-being of the party was seen as dissident activity by the top leaders.
If those leaders were taken into confidence by understanding their pain for the revival of the party, things would have been different, Khan pointed out.A coterie was encouraged at AICC and 10, Janpath level. As a result, the party lost its connection with the real Congress party cadres and leaders, he alleged in the letter.
He further said the senior leaders are compelled to leave the party as there are no efforts being made by the top leadership to revive the party cadre from grassroots level and serve the nation with the commitment and dedication that it had shown from Jawaharlal Nehru to Rajiv Gandhi.