Published: Sat, April 22, 2017
World | By Carl Welch

Congress expels Barkha Singh for anti-party activities

Congress expels Barkha Singh for anti-party activities

Congress party on Friday expelled Barkha Shukla Singh for six years in anti-party activities. The politician, who headed the Delhi Women's Commission when Sheila Dikshit was the chief minister of the state, had also said that Gandhi was only interested in meeting sycophants.

"Senior-most leaders of the party, I would not like to name anybody, are also of the view that Rahul Gandhi is mentally unfit to lead the party but choose not to say it because of reasons that are unknown to me", Ms Singh had said in her scathing attack.

Charging the Congress vice-president with not meeting party leaders, she said Mr Gandhi was "reluctant" to address "issues" within the party organisation.

Singh had alleged in her statement, that Rahul Gandhi, including Ajay Maken, did not pay any heed to their complaints when they had visited to Rahul Gandhi's residence, they were told to leave the venue.

Barkha also said: "In the current organization where I myself am unsafe, how will I empower women in that organization".

Singh, who had yesterday vowed not to quit the party, hit out at Rahul, saying the decision "proved" his "mental bankruptcy" and added that she will take legal recourse against it. Find us on Facebook too!

"The one pertinent question we need to ask today is why is Rahul Gandhi in hiding?"

"Why is he (Rahul) scared of meeting his own party members? Several senior leaders have quit the party because of this very reason - his reluctance over addressing issues that exist within the organization", she said. "When the same was brought to the notice of Rahul Gandhi, our plea fell on deaf ears". She held Rahul Gandhi and Ajay Maken for the resignation of 5 district presidents and 75 block presidents ahead of crucial MCD elections.

Delhi Congress' chief spokesperson Sharmishtha Mukherjee later said that Singh was settling her "personal grudges" and "hurting" party interests at a crucial time when MCD polls are round the corner.

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