Ghulam Nabi Azad lambast Rahul Gandhi in his resignation letter

In a scathing attack on the Gandhi family, senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad today resigned from the Congress and accused Rahul Gandhi of their exit. In a fiery resignation letter, Azad took a jibe at Rahul Gandhi, claiming that all important decisions in the party were being taken by his security guards and personal assistants.

He blamed Rahul Gandhi for dismantling the party’s advisory apparatus and was appointed as the vice-president in 2013. “All experienced leaders were sidelined and a new circle of inexperienced sycophants started running the affairs of the party,” he said.

What about Rahul Gandhi in his resignation letter?

  • Childish behavior of Rahul Gandhi
  • Consultative process destroyed by Rahul
  • All senior leaders sidelined
  • A circle of inexperienced sycophants running the party
  • Tearing the government’s ordinance is a living example of Rahul’s immaturity
  • 2014 UPA’s defeat due to Rahul’s antics

In a letter addressed to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Azad cited the sidelining of senior leaders and the growing sway of a “circle of inexperienced sycophants” as reasons behind his exit from the party.

The development comes after Azad stepped down from the post of J&K Congress Campaign Committee chief on August 16.

The former Rajya Sabha MP also took a dig at Rahul Gandhi, blaming his “immaturity” for the Congress’s declining political clout and poor performance in the elections.

“The most obvious example of this immaturity was the tearing down of a government ordinance by Rahul Gandhi in the glare of the entire media… This ‘childish’ behavior completely destroyed the authority of the Prime Minister and the Government of India. This was the UPA government. In 2014, more than anything, a single action contributed significantly to the defeat of the Congress,” Azad wrote in the letter.