Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Electronics | By Jesus Weaver

Delhi Congress women's wing president Barkha Singh resigns

Delhi Congress women's wing president Barkha Singh resigns

In reaction, the Congress' women wing issued a statement removing Barkha Singh from the post of president of Delhi Mahila Congress.

She also hit out at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and the party's Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken.

Singh also accused Rahul of turning a blind eye to the alleged harassment of women party workers by senior leaders. She said Rahul Gandhi is more keen on "partying" than paying heed to the party's affairs.

Delhi Congress' chief spokesperson Sharmishtha Mukherjee said that Singh was settling her personal grudges and hurting party interests at a crucial time when MCD polls are round the corner. More so on the first day of Navratra when scores of office bearers of Delhi Mahila Congress asssembeled outside Mr Rahul Gandhi's residence to apprise him of the wrong doings of the Delhi Congress and Mahila Congress leadership, we were told by Rahul Gandhis office that they didnt care about any Navratra and we were asked to leave.

Addressing the media here today, Barkha lashed out at the top Congress leadership and suggested that party president Sonia Gandhi arrange for "treatment" for her son Rahul. "Why is he scared of meeting party workers who ask him questions", she said.

The sixth and last in a series of manifestos, the "youth manifesto" was released by Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken. "When the same was brought to the notice of Rahul Gandhi, our pleas fell on deaf ears", she claimed.

She further added: "He (Rahul) is only interested in meeting sycophants and not leaders who reason, question and ask". Unlike senior leader Arvinder Singh Lovely, who quit the Congress and joined the BJP earlier this week, Ms Singh has not left the party. Yet.

Singh, who was also Chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women, made it clear that she was only quitting from her post and not from the membership of the Congress. "But when we complain of Ajay Maken abusing and threatening us, we are told to take the matter up with Maken", she said.

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