The Congress is all set to be bombarded with one other ‘letter bomb’, this time it comes from Uttar Pradesh. Nine senior Congress leaders, expelled from the get together final yr, have despatched a letter to Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi asking her to avoid wasting the get together earlier than its slips into “history”.
In a veiled assault on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who’s the get together basic secretary in control of UP, the four-page letter urges Sonia Gandhi to rise above household -“parivaar ke moh se upar uthe”- and restore the democratic traditions of the get together.
The letter, signed by former MP Santosh Singh, former minister Satyadev Tripathi, former MLAs Vinod Chaudhary, Bhoodar Narain Mishra, Nekchand Pandey, Swayam Prakash Goswami and Sanjeev Singh, says that the Congress is passing by its ‘worst ever’ section in Uttar Pradesh.
“There is an apprehension that you are not being apprised of the prevailing situation by those in charge of state affairs. We have been seeking an appointment with you for almost a year but have been denied the same. We had appealed against our expulsion which was illegal but even the central disciplinary committee has not found time to consider our appeal,” the letter says.
The senior Congress leaders additional declare that the get together posts are being occupied by those that are engaged on a wage foundation and aren’t even major members of the get together.
“These ‘leaders’ are not familiar with the party’s ideology but are tasked to give direction to the party in UP,” the letter says.
It additional says, “These people are the one who are assessing the performances of those leaders who stood like a rock in the Congress during the 1977-80 crisis. Democratic norms are being thrown to the winds and senior leaders are being targeted, insulted and expelled. In fact, we were informed of our expulsion from the media which speaks of the new work culture in the state unit.”
The signatories to the letter have alleged that there’s a complete lack of communication between the leaders and the get together cadres.
They additional identified that frontal organisations like NSUI and Youth Congress have change into defunct in UP.
The leaders have urged the Congress excessive command to open channels of communication with senior leaders. They have warned that if it continues to show a blind eye to the prevailing state of affairs, the Congress would hit all-time low in UP which was as soon as the get together’s stronghold.
The letter comes at a time when the get together is already dealing with its worst factional divide in Uttar Pradesh. While the senior leaders have withdrawn from get together actions, the youthful leaders have accused the UPCC management of selling caste pursuits.
The leaders additionally accuse Priyanka of believing all that’s “fed to her” by the state management and that she doesn’t trouble to fulfill leaders exterior her coterie.
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