Barkha Singh quits party post, blames Rahul, Maken

Charging the Congress vice president with not meeting party leaders Barkha Singh says Rahul Gandhi is ‘reluctant’ to address ‘issues’ within the party organisation

"That is why I hereby resign from the post of president of Delhi Mahila Congress", she added. Why does Rahul Gandhi shy away from meeting party leaders who ask him questions? When the same was brought to the notice of Rahul Gandhi, our pleas fell on deaf ears.

Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday hit out at Delhi Congress Chief Ajay Maken, saying she was disappointed with his style of functioning, as he "does not consult and reach out to party workers". "Party does not belong to one person it belongs to its workers", she tweeted. Asked if he was quitting, she said: "Not to my knowledge". "During the Navratras on March 28, I along with a number of other women workers who were fasting, tried to meet Rahul Gandhi".

"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".

"Congress party under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi and Ajay Maken has only used the issue of empowerment of women and women security to gather votes".

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Barkha Singh's departure comes just days after another important local leader, former Delhi Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely, left the party to join the BJP with 10 other senior leaders.

When asked why some leaders were calling for his elevation to the post of party president, she said that 'senior most leaders of the party are of the view that Rahul is unfit to lead the Congress. She said Rahul Gandhi is more keen on "partying" than paying heed to the party's affairs.

"The party will go down to a new low under his leadership", she said, adding that "in front of the camera, they call for his anointing, but behind the camera they abuse him". It is because of this attitude of Rahul Gandhi and Ajay Maken that as many as 5 District Presidents and 75 Block Presidents resigned from the organisation.

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