After days of sulking, Gujarat chief Hardik Patel give up the Congress nowadays with a resignation letter pummelling Rahul Gandhi, who had introduced him into the birthday celebration in 2019. Best leaders “had been distracted via their cellphones” and the Gujarat Congress used to be extra excited about making sure “hen sandwiches” for them, he stated in a parting shot this is deeply embarrassing to the birthday celebration simply after its revival technique meet.
For the Congress, this is a large loss in Gujarat, the place elections are due later this 12 months. The high-profile Patidar chief has been involved with the BJP management over the last two months and is most likely to enroll in the ruling birthday celebration inside every week, resources stated. Hardik Patel has, to this point, vehemently denied the Congress-to-BJP transfer that many leaders have made up to now two years.
Hardik Patel’s resignation letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi aimed a number of zingers at Rahul Gandhi, who didn’t meet with him one after the other right through his contemporary Gujarat discuss with. “Once I met most sensible leaders, they appeared distracted via their cellphones and different problems versus being attentive to problems regarding Gujarat,” he stated.
“Senior leaders in Gujarat are extra excited about making sure that visiting leaders get their hen sandwiches than attractive with other folks right through yatras,” he wrote.
“Our chief used to be in a foreign country when he used to be wanted in India right through important instances,” Hardik Patel went on, echoing grievance heaped on Rahul Gandhi via critics together with the ruling BJP.
The Congress management “strongly dislikes Gujarat and has no real interest in the state”, he stated, including that the birthday celebration “has been rejected in just about each state as a result of they have got no roadmap to provide to the folks.”
The Congress birthday celebration’s politics had been limited to simply opposing the entirety the federal government does, he stated. He added that the birthday celebration “got here in the best way” of resolving key problems just like the Citizenship Modification Act, the Items and Services and products Tax, the Ayodhya temple-mosque case and Article 370 (the scrapped constitutional provision that gave particular standing to Jammu and Kashmir).
The Patidar activist joined the Congress simply sooner than the 2019 Lok Sabha election. He used to be made the Operating President of the Congress in Gujarat, a publish he stated had supposed little right through his years within the birthday celebration as he used to be by no means a part of decision-making.
He have been complaining over the last few weeks concerning the Gujarat Congress management sidelining him and had when put next it to the sensation of a “groom compelled into nasbandi (vasectomy)”.
When Rahul Gandhi visited Gujarat previous this month, a broadly expected assembly between the 2 didn’t happen.
“He used to be in Gujarat lately, however I feel he used to be very busy. He’ll get again to me as soon as he’s loose,” Hardik Patel had informed NDTV closing week.