"Inexperienced sycophants were running the Congress":Azad

Even Imp. decisions being made by Rahul Gandhis security guards and PAs

Jammu and Kashmir : In a sudden and surprising move, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad resigned even from party primary membership alleging that "Inexperienced sycophants were running the affairs in the party".

In his resignation letter to interim president Sonia Gandhi Mr Azad said the important decisions were being taken by Rahul Gandhi or rather worse his security guards and PAs and Sonia Gandhi is just a nominal figurehead.

Prior to his resignation from the Congress primary membership, Mr Azad, on Thursday had refused to accept the chairmanship of the Jammu and Kashmir campaign committee of Congress citing health reasons.

Terming the organisational elections as a farce, Mr Azad alleged that the Congress party has lost both the will and the ability under the tutelage of the coterie that runs the AICC to fight for what is right for India.

Mr Azad stated that he had joined Congress in the mid 1970s when it was considered taboo to be associated with it and even decided to follow the ever-growing list of names, who exited, including Kapil Sibal, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Jitin Prasada and others.

He said that with an extremely leaden heart and great regret he was severing his half-a century-old association with Congress.

Citing the humiliating debacle of Congress since 2014 in the Lok Sabha elections under Sonia Gandhis and subsequently Rahul Gandhis stewardship, Mr Azad said that since 2019 elections the situation in the party has only worsened.

He alleged that the remote control model that demolished the institutional integrity of the UPA government now got applied to the Congress as Sonia Gandhi was just a nominal figurehead and all important decisions were being taken by Rahul Gandhi or rather worse his security guards and PAs.

Mr Azad, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said, before taking up Bharath Jodo Yatra the leadership should have undertaken a Congress Jodo excersise across the country.