Haryana Polls 2019: Ashok Tanwar resigns from Congress ahead of polls citing 'existential crises' within party
Chandigarh | Jagran News Desk: In a major blow for Congress, former state party chief Ashok Tanwar resigned from the primary membership of the party on Saturday.
Tanwar, on Saturday, announced his resignation via Twitter. He also posted a four-page resignation letter.
“Congress is going through existential crises, not because of its political opponents but because of serious internal contradiction,” said Tanwar in his letter which was addressed to party president Sonia Gandhi.
“I after several months of consideration tender my resignation from the primary membership of the Congress party, which I nurtured from my sweat and blood. My fight is not personal but against the system which is destroying the grand old party,” he added.
Tanwar also spoke about the reason for his resignation and said that it is well known to all members of the Congress. He further said that he has taken the decision after having long deliberations with party workers.
Tanwar has been miffed with the party ever since he was removed as the Haryana Congress chief and has revolted against the party leadership. He has also alleged of irregularities and corruption in ticket distribution for October 21 Haryana Assembly polls.
Tanwar's decision to quit the party came after he protested outside party president Sonia Gandhi's residence. During the protests, Tanwar alleged that tickets were being distributed on whims and fancies and were being "sold", ignoring those who had worked for years.
He, however, did not spell out any details but said that he would give adequate proof to Sonia Gandhi. "The way ticket distribution has been done is not as per practice and laid rules," he had said then.
The infighting in Haryana Congress has increased in recent times which is not good news for the party as it is already facing a leadership crisis especially after the embarrassment it faced in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.
Polls in Haryana will be held, along with Maharashtra, on October 21 while the results will be announced on October 24. Both the states are currently ruled by the BJP.
(With PTI inputs)
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma