Former Union Minister Anand Sharma has resigned from the post of President of Himachal Pradesh Congress Steering Committee.
New Delhi: Former Union Minister Anand Sharma has resigned from the post of President of Himachal Pradesh Congress Steering Committee. However, Sharma has assured that he will participate in the campaign for Congress candidates. Anand Sharma’s resignation has once again exposed the internal discord within the party. Sharma is a member of the same G23 group, another member of which Ghulam Nabi Azad had also resigned expressing displeasure from the post of J&K Congress Campaign Committee chairman.
In a letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, 69-year-old Sharma cited instances where she was not even informed about important election strategy meetings in Himachal Pradesh and said, “My self-respect is non-negotiable.” The former Union minister and former deputy leader of Congress in Rajya Sabha is on a four-day visit to Himachal Pradesh from Tuesday to mobilize his supporters.
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi had announced eight other committees, including Himachal Pradesh Congress President, CLP leader and campaign committee chairman, on 26 April, which also had a steering committee and Anand Sharma was made its president, Asha Kumari as convener. was appointed to the post of. In a letter to the Congress President, he said the multiplicity and overlapping of functions in the committee needed clarity for functional purposes.
Anand Sharma wrote, “I requested the General Secretary Organization and AICC in-charge to clarify the mandate and role of the Steering Committee.” He said that meetings of Himachal Congress core group and senior leaders on election strategy and preparedness have been held in both Delhi and Shimla, but they were not informed about it.