Veteran Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad resigned from the Congress party criticising the Gandhis and the party's organisational leadership.
New Delhi: Veteran Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad resigned from the party while criticising the Gandhis and the party’s organisational leadership.
In a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Azad explained his decision to leave the party, citing the sidelining of senior leaders and the growing influence of a “coterie of inexperienced sycophants” as the reasons for his quitting the party.
The former Rajya Sabha member also attacked Rahul Gandhi, blaming him for the Congress’s declining political influence and dismal performance in elections.
Rahul Gandhi tore up a government ordinance in front of the media, which was one of the most glaring examples of this immaturity.
The Prime Minister of India and the Government of India were completely determined by his childish behaviour. According to Azad’s letter, the defeat of the UPA government in 2014 was mostly attributed to Rahul’s “wrong decision at a crucial time, which contributed significantly to the defeat of the UPA government in 2014.”
The development comes after Azad resigned from his position as the head of the Jammu and Kashmir Congress campaign committee on August 16.