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Senior Cong Leader Ghulam Nabi Azad Resigns From All Positions Of Party

Azad resigned from all positions of the Congress party including the primary membership of the party

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Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday sent his resignation letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi. He resigned from all positions of the Congress party including the primary membership of the party.

Azad wrote that the Indian National Congress has lost both the will and the capacity under the tutelage of the conterie that runs the AICC to fight for common decency for India. "It is therefore with great regret and an extremely leaden heart that I have decided to sever my half-a century-old association with the Indian National Congress", he added.

The senior leader's exit from the party came after days Azad resigned from the Jammu & Kashmir Congress' political affairs committee and the chairmanship of the campaign committee shortly after being appointed.

In his resignation letter to interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Azad said, "While undoubtedly as the President of the Indian National Congress you played a sterling role in the formation of both the UPA -1 and UPA-2 government's. However, one of the major reasons for this success was that as President you heeded the wise counsel of senior leaders, besides trusting their judgement and delegating powers to them."

"However unfortunately after the entry of Rahul Gandhi into politics and particularly after January, 2013 when he was appointed as Vice President by you, the entire Consultative mechanism which existed earlier was demolished by him", he added.

Ghulam Nabi Azad is one of the group of 23 pioneers who were vocal about an administration change in the Congress and not being reliant upon the Gandhi family for each significant choice of the Congress party.

Reflecting on the Congress Party's electoral performance since 2014, Ghulam said, "Under your stewardship since 2014 and subsequently that of Rahul Gandhi, the INC has lost two Lok Sabha elections in a humiliating manner. It has lost 39 out of the 49 assembly elections held between 2014 ~ 2022. The Party only won, four state elections and was able (o get into a coalition situation in six instances. Unfortunately, today, the INC is ruling in only two states and is a very marginal coalition partner in two other states.

Since the 2019 elections the situation in the party has only worsened. After, 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 continue to hold even today for the past three years."

Azad further added to his resignation letter saying, "Worse still the ‘remote control mode!” that demolished the institutional integrity of the UPA government now got applied to the Indian National Congress. While you are just a nominal figurehead all the important decisions were being taken by Rahul Gandhi or rather worse his security guard’s and PA's."

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