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Brijesh Kalappa, SC advocate and Senior Congress leader resigns from party

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: On Wednesday, June 1, Supreme Court advocate and Senior Congress leader Brijesh Kalappa resigned from the Congress party citing his “lack of energy and enthusiasm” towards the party. He joined Congress party in 1997.

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Senior Congress leader Kalappa, In a Facebook post on Wednesday, penned down a note which read, “At the outset, I wish to offer my heartfelt thanks to you for the several opportunities you provided to me. If I am recognized as a familiar face in all parts of this extraordinarily large nation- it is indeed thanks to your patronage. It is again thanks to your blessings that I was appointed as Legal Advisor to the Government of Karnataka with the rank of Minister.”

He also added, “I have been representing the Party on Hindi, English and Kannada channels since the UPA years in 2013- for almost a decade and have clocked 6497 debates. Besides, the Party has been regularly assigning Political work to me which I have performed to the best of my satisfaction.”

Speaking about TV debates, Supreme Court advocate and Senior Congress leader Brijesh Kalappa futher said, “I have done my very best at all times and have never ever appeared without adequate preparation for any debate. Even at the worst of times for the Party in the aftermath of 2014 and 2019 debacles, I have never felt enervated and lacking in energy and enthusiasm.” “But, in the recent past, I have been finding myself lacking in passion, while my own performance has been listless and perfunctory. It is under these circumstances that I am left with little option but to resign from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress and to end an association that began in 1997,” he added.

In the last five months, Congress has lost leaders like Hardik Patel, Kapil Sibal, Sunil Jakhar, Ratanjit Pratap Narain Singh, and Captain Amarinder Singh. Kalappa’s decision to end his association with Congress is another setback for the party. This news comes at a time when Congress has already been battling internal strife over its Rajya Sabha list.

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