Ghulam Nabi Azad resigns: Kapil Sibal to Jaiveer Shergill... leaders who dumped Congress in 2022
The Congress party has been hit by a massive exodus. The Grand Old Party has been dumped by various leaders in the last few months -- the latest being veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad who resigned from all posts. Let's take a look at the leaders who dumped Congress in 2022.
The Congress party has been hit by a massive exodus. The Grand Old Party has been dumped by various leaders in the last few months -- the latest being veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad who resigned from all posts, including main membership in the party on Friday. Azad, in his letter of resignation, said that the All India Congress Committee was being run by a "coterie", which had caused the Congress party to lose its capacity and will to "fight for what is right for India."
Let's take a look at the leaders who dumped Congress in 2022.
Jaiveer Shergill announced his resignation from his position as the party's national spokesman but then later announced his resignation from the Congress.
Shergill said in a letter to Sonia Gandhi, the president of the Congress, said that party decision-making no longer serves the interests of the general public but is instead controlled by sycophantic, self-serving individuals.
According to Shergill's letter, "the main reason is that the philosophy and the vision of the current Indian National Congress decision-makers are no longer in line with the aspirations of the youth and modern India."
Former Union Minister Kapil Sibal announced his resignation in May this year to leave the Congress while submitting his candidacy for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections as an independent candidate with the backing of the Samajwadi Party (SP).
He informed reporters in Lucknow, "I had offered my resignation on May 16 and I have filed my candidacy as an independent candidate." He further stated, "Being an independent voice in Parliament is crucial. People will believe an independent voice speaking up is unaffiliated with any political party."
Sunil Jakhar, the former president of the Punjab Congress, announced his resignation from the party in May. He said that the party was going through an existential crisis and that no effort was being made to save it.
In the midst of the party's three-day "Chintan Shivir" in Udaipur, Rajasthan, Jhakkar made his choice public on Facebook. He wished the Congress party success and said good-bye.
He declared that the party's "Chintan Shivir" was nothing more than a formality and expressed his lack of optimism for any positive results from the programme.
Hardik Patel resigned from the party's main membership on May 18 in a significant blow for the opposition party in Gujarat, criticising the leadership for their "lack of sincerity."
The 28-year-old Patel announced his resignation in a letter to Sonia Gandhi, head of the Congress, stating that it had become impossible to stay in the party when its top leadership lacked sincerity to fight for the issues affecting the people.
Senior politician RPN Singh put an end to rumours about his political future by leaving the party. His resignation came a day after Congress identified him as a star campaigner for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
In his letter of resignation, Singh, the Jharkhand representative for the Congress, thanked Sonia Gandhi for providing him the chance to serve the country, the people, and the party.
Meanwhile, Avinash Pande was named by Congress as the party's in-charge in Jharkhand a few hours after he resigned.
Former law minister Ashwani Kumar resigned from the party in February right in the middle of the election season.
The senior politician announced the end of his 46-year affiliation by saying he was leaving the Congress because it "had lost touch with the ground realities and no longer reflected the public sentiment."
The 69-year-old Punjab politician anticipated a significant victory for the Aam Aadmi Party because he disapproved of the manner previous chief minister Amarinder Singh was denigrated. In a letter to Sonia Gandhi, he criticised the "narrow-minded" Congress and claimed his choice was "compatible with my dignity."