In letter to Sonia, Vaghela says quitting Congress with a heavy heart

“I told all those leaders and state leaders and some other senior colleagues in the matter that I will resign from the party and (am) not joining BJP. I feel sorry for this decision taken with a heavy heart,” the letter stated

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:July 24, 2017 1:47 am
Shankersinh Vaghela, Vaghela quits Congress, Congress, Vaghela BJP  Shankersinh Vaghela (Source: PTI Photo)

Two days after he announced his decision to quit the Congress, Shankersinh Vaghela on Saturday released the resignation letter sent to Congress president Sonia Gandhi. In the three-page letter, dated July 22, Vaghela wrote that he was quitting the Congress “with a heavy heart”.

“I told all those leaders and state leaders and some other senior colleagues in the matter that I will resign from the party and (am) not joining BJP. I feel sorry for this decision taken with a heavy heart,” the letter stated. He wrote that besides resigning from the post of Congress Legislature Party leader, he felt morally bound to resign as MLA of Kapadwanj, adding that he would submit his resignation to the Speaker as per the statutory provision.

Alleging that the party did not respond positively to the proposals he had made to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and senior leaders like Ahmed Patel and Ashok Gehlot, Vaghela wrote that he strongly felt that he “would not remain in party at the cost of my dignity and self-respect”. Meanwhile, the Congress on Sunday announced that Mohan Rathwa has been given the charge of Congress Legislature Party. The 68-year-old is MLA from Chota Udepur constituency.

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    kcravindran
    Jul 24, 2017 at 1:30 pm
    he could have tried to impress and educate a good section of senior so called leaders in the high command level efforts to be made to revamp and regain the confidence of congress in the minds of indian voters. he had a good chance and people would have started to rethink the episode the congress is undergoing unwillingly. if he still remains to be in the good books of congress this he can try only because the country needs a meaningful opposition party and not opportunists opposition bafoons which always musrooms in the northern rains.
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