The Congress is all set to be bombarded with one other ‘letter bomb’, this time it comes from Uttar Pradesh. 9 senior Congress leaders, expelled from the get together final 12 months, have despatched a letter to Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi asking her to avoid wasting the get together earlier than its slips into “historical past”.
In a veiled assault on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who’s the get together normal secretary in command of UP, the four-page letter urges Sonia Gandhi to rise above family -“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 means of its ‘worst ever’ part in Uttar Pradesh.
“There’s a fear that you’re not being apprised of the prevailing state of affairs by these in command of state affairs. Now we have been looking for an appointment with you for nearly a 12 months however have been denied the identical. We had appealed towards our expulsion which was unlawful however even the central disciplinary committee has not discovered time to think about our attraction,” 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 should not even major members of the get together.
“These ‘leaders’ should not accustomed to the get together’s ideology however are tasked to present course to the get together in UP,” the letter says.
It additional says, “These individuals are the one who’re assessing the performances of these leaders who stood like a rock within the Congress throughout the 1977-80 disaster. Democratic norms are being thrown to the winds and senior leaders are being focused, insulted and expelled. In truth, we had been knowledgeable of our expulsion from the media which speaks of the brand new work tradition within the state unit.”
The signatories to the letter have alleged that there’s a whole lack of communication between the leaders and the get together cadres.
They additional identified that frontal organisations like NSUI and Youth Congress have grow to be defunct in UP.
The leaders have urged the Congress excessive command to open channels of communication with senior leaders. They’ve 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 going through its worst factional divide in Uttar Pradesh. Whereas 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 hassle to satisfy leaders exterior her coterie.