Sanjay Nirupam takes on Sonia Gandhi loyalists, threatens to quit ahead of Maharashtra poll


In more trouble for the Maharashtra unit of the Congress, former Mumbai unit chief Sanjay Nirupam on Friday slammed the party leaders saying they were unaware of the ground reality.

Ahead of the Maharashtra assembly election, Sanjay Nirupam vented his frustration with the central leadership of the Congress and said, “The leaders in Delhi are unaware of the ground reality. The brass is totally disconnected as they stay away from campaigning. There is also no mechanism to take feedback from the party workers on the ground.”

With the feud in Congress out in the open after his tweet on Thursday, former Big Boss contestant Sanjay Nirupam alleged that Congress loyalists were being sidelined and claimed that this was part of a conspiracy against former party chief Rahul Gandhi.

“I wanted a candidate to be given nomination from Versova. Yet, it wasn’t accepted. This shows that all those associated with Rahul Gandhi are being systematically finished. Those sitting at the helm are biased. They only want to finish others,” Sanjay Nirupam said.

Addressing a press conference, Sanjay Nirupam also alleged that around 20 of promising candidates were not given a ticket by the Congress. “Sonia [Gandhi] is given wrong information by some lobby of sycophants. I have spoken to top leaders about my apprehension but despite that nothing has been done and I see no point in doing it again,” Sanjay Nirupam said.

The former Mumbai Congress chief also threatened to resign if he wasn’t heard. “I don’t think I would want to leave the party but if the things within the party continue to be like this, then I don’t think I can be in the party for long. I will not take part in the election campaign,” he said.

Source By Indiatoday


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