New Delhi: In a yet another setback to the Congress Party just ahead of the April 23, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, MCD polls, its women's wing chief Barkha Shukla Singh on Thursday resigned from the post. It is just after former Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely and former Youth Congress leader Amit Malik has quit the Congress party and joined the BJP on Tuesday.
Here is the press statement tweeted by Barkha Shukla Singh:
Press Statement pic.twitter.com/qKOh9TnGN6— Barkha Shukla Singh (@barkhasingh45) April 20, 2017
She did not missed the opportunity to hit out at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and the party`s Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken. She bluntly termed Rahul Gandhi mentally unfit to lead the party. She even claimed that Maken had misbehaved with her and a few office bearers and when they tried to bring this to Rahul Gandhi’s notice’s their plea fell on deaf ears.
Barkha is a former Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief, she said: "Congress party under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi and Ajay Maken have mearly used the issue of empowerment of women and women security to gather votes and the issue means nothing to them"
She claimed that "On the day of Navratra on March 28, I, along with a number of other fasting women workers of the party, tried to meet Rahul Gandhi. The women party workers, who had assembled there from various parts of Delhi, were the ones who failed to get tickets despite working for Congress for many years. After waiting for four hours, a peon came up to us and said that those sitting inside said they didn't care about Navratra and asked us to go home.”
"The one pertinent question we need to ask today is why is Rahul Gandhi in hiding? Why is he scared of meeting his own party members?" Singh said.
"Rahul Gandhi is reluctant to address issues that exist within the organisation. Why does Rahul Gandhi shy away from meeting party leaders who ask him questions," she said.
The former DCW chief Barkha added that : “It is sheer hypocrisy that when (BJP leader) Vinay Katiyar makes absurd remarks about Priyanka Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi's office expects us to protest against the same. But when we complain of Ajay Maken abusing and threatening us, we are told to take the matter with Maken himself.”
In the end, she stated that she was resigning from her post but she would continue to remain in congress as a party worker.
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