Hardik Patel in a letter to Sonia Gandhi said, “Lack of seriousness about all issues is a major problem with the Congress Party’s senior leadership.” While the Patidar leader’s next move is unknown, he is likely to hold a press meet soon.
New Delhi: In a major blow to the Congress in Gujarat ahead of the state Assembly election, Hardik Patel resigned from the Grand Old Party and among many other reasons he cited, he didn’t fail to train his guns at Rahul Gandhi, albeit veiled, and in a letter to party supremo Sonia Gandhi he wrote, “Our leader was abroad when he was needed in India during critical times.”
Taking to Twitter, Hardik wrote, “Today I courageously resign from the post of Congress Party and primary membership of the party. I am sure that my decision will be welcomed by all my colleagues and the people of Gujarat. I believe that after this step of mine, I will be able to work really positively for Gujarat in future.”
In a strong attack, Hardik Patel said, “It is unfortunate that workers like us, who travel 500-600 kms in our cars in a single day to meet people, get to see that Big leaders of Congress in Gujarat are far away from issues of Gujarat but are more focussed on ensuring that Chicken Sandwich for leaders who have come from Delhi is delivered on time! Whenever I went among the youth I was always asked why I was in a party which constantly insulted Gujaratis – be it in the business sector, in matters of religion and even in politics. Gujaratis can never forget how the Congress party has insulted Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. I strongly believe that Congress has broken the faith youth had in the party for many years and that is why today no youngster is willing to be even seen as our worker or voter.”
In the letter, Hardik Patel also said, “Lack of seriousness about all issues is a major problem with the Congress Party’s senior leadership. Whenever I met with the senior leadership, I always felt that leaders were not really interested in hearing about problems concerning the people of Gujarat but were more engrossed on what messages they had received on their Mobile and other such trivial things. Whenever our country faced challenges and when the Congress needed leadership, Congress leaders were enjoying abroad! Senior leaders behave in a way like they hate Gujarat and Gujaratis. How in the world can the Congress then expect that people of Gujarat will see them as an alternative to lead our state?”
“Despite several attempts to steer the Congress in the right direction, the party has constantly been working against the interests of my country and our society. Hence, Iwish to draw your attention to certain very important subjects,” the Patidar leader wrote.
Hardik Patel further said, “Over the last 3 years I have found that the Congress party and its leadership both at central and state level have been merely reduced to opposing everything, whereas the people always seek an alternative that thinks of their future and is capable of taking India Ahead. Be it the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, revocation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, implementation of GST – India wanted solutions for these subjects for a long time and Congress only played the role of a roadblock and was always only obstructive. When it came to issues related to India, Gujarat and my Patidar community – Congress’s only stand was to oppose whatever Govt. of India led by Prime Minister Narendra Modiji did! Congress today has been rejected in almost every state of India because the party and its leadership have not been able to present a basic roadmap to the people.”