Shailendra Singh has targeted Congress state president Ajay Kumar Lallu. He has alleged that the loyal and old Congressmen are being neglected in the party after Lallu took over.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi. (file photo)
Ahead of the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly election 2022, two All India Congress Committee (AICC) members Rajesh Singh and Shailendra Singh have accused the party of neglecting the old Congressmen. Resigned from the primary membership of. It is being considered as another setback for the Congress after former Union Minister Jitin Prasada left the Congress and joined the BJP.
All India Congress Committee members Shailendra Singh and Rajesh Singh on Sunday sent their resignation letters to State Congress President Ajay Kumar Lallu alleging that old Congressmen were being neglected in the party.
Resigning due to the neglect of Congressmen
Rajesh Singh has said in his letter that he was an active worker of Congress since student life and held various positions in NSUI, Youth Congress and Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee for the last 25 years. Singh said that he was also elected a member of the All India Congress Committee. He said that he is resigning because of the current atmosphere of Congress and the neglect of the old Congressmen.
On the other hand, member of All India Congress Committee, Shailendra Singh has said in his resignation letter sent to Congress State President Ajay Kumar Lallu that he has been active in public service and Congress organization for the last 15 years and he is presently working with the organization of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee. In-charge and nominated member of All India Congress Committee.
Even before the 2017 assembly elections, many Congressmen had joined BJP.
He said that he is resigning due to the neglect of the loyal and old Congressmen and both the Congress leaders have informed the Congress National President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi about this decision. Let us tell you that in the second week of June this year, senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Jitin Prasada left the Congress and joined the BJP.
Jitin Prasad used to intervene in the Congress as a Brahmin and youth face and his father Jitendra Prasad had been the President of Uttar Pradesh Congress. It should be noted that even before the 2017 assembly elections this year, many prominent leaders including former Uttar Pradesh Congress President Rita Bahuguna Joshi, then Congress MLA from Kushinagar district Vijay Dubey had left the Congress and joined the BJP.
Rita Bahuguna Joshi had accused Rahul Gandhi
Rita Bahuguna Joshi had even accused Congress leader Rahul Gandhi that he does not listen to anyone. After joining BJP, Rita Bahuguna Joshi contested from Lucknow’s Cantt assembly constituency in 2017 and after winning the election, she was made a cabinet minister in the BJP government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. However, in 2019, BJP made him its candidate in the Lok Sabha elections from Prayagraj. At present, Rita Bahuguna Joshi is the BJP MP from Prayagraj and Vijay Dubey from Kushinagar.
Priyanka Gandhi did not take any step
While talking to reporters on Monday, Shailendra Singh has targeted Congress state president Ajay Kumar Lallu. He has alleged that after Lallu took over, the loyal and old Congressmen are being neglected in the party and this is the reason why dedicated Congress leaders are leaving the party continuously. He told that Priyanka Gandhi was informed about this situation of the party many times, but she did not take any step and in such a situation, she was left with no other option but to resign from the Congress.
Congress District President Om Prakash Pandey, while reacting to the resignation of two Congress leaders, said that both the leaders were having a dispute with the state president. Terming the allegations of Congress leaders as baseless, Congress state secretary and Allahabad in-charge Raghavendra Pratap Singh said that under the leadership of Priyanka Gandhi and Ajay Lallu, work is being done to strengthen the Congress at the panchayat and booth level.
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