New Delhi: A day after Ghulam Nabi Azad’s resignation from Congress party, Lok Sabha MP and senior leader Manish Tewari on Saturday said that cracks seem to appear in coordination between India and Congress that existed since 1885, reported news agency ANI. In an interview with the news agency, Tewari said that Azad’s resignation could have been avoided if the top party leadership had paid attention to the calls for the introspection after multiple assembly poll losses.
The senior Congress leader said that over 20 party leaders had written to the Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi and said that the situation could have been avoided if the consensus of a meeting held in December 2020 had been executed.
“A crack seems to have appeared in coordination between India and Congress that existed since 1885. A self-introspection was needed. I feel that had the consensus of the meeting at Sonia Gandhi’s residence on 20th December 2020 been executed, this situation wouldn’t have arrived,” Tewari told ANI.
He highlighted that the party leaders had already cited that the situation should be taken seriously.
“Two years back, 23 of us wrote to Sonia Gandhi that the party’s situation is worrying and should be taken seriously. Congress lost all Assembly polls after that letter. If Congress and India thought alike, it seems either of them has started thinking differently,” he added.
Adding that he is a party member he said,” We do not need any certificate from anyone. I’ve given 42 years to this party. I’ve said this before, we are not tenants of this institution (Congress), we’re members. Now if you try to push us out, then that is another matter, and it will be seen.”
Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad resigned from the Congress party on Friday in a five-page letter to party interim president Sonia Gandhi.
In his letter of resignation to the Congress interim president, Azad had resigned from all the party posts, including its primary membership. Azad cited the “immaturity” of Rahul Gandhi, whom he blamed for “demolishing the consultative mechanism” in the party.
Referring to the letter, Tewari said, “Don’t want to go into merits of Mr Azad’s letter, he’d be in the best position to explain…But strange when people who don’t have the capacity to fight a ward poll, were “chaprasis” of Congress leaders give “gyaan” about the party it’s laughable.”