Ex-MP Annu Tandon quits Cong

Aditi Tandon

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 29

Former Lok Sabha MP from Unnao Annu Tandon on Thursday quit the Congress saying the Uttar Pradesh Congress Organisation was disjointed and lacked alignment and cohesion.

Tandon resigned from the primary membership of the Congress alleging rumour mongering by some local leaders and the inability of the party top brass to check the slander.

Tandon in her resignation letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi said she had been assured of action by AICC General Secretary in charge of the state Priyanka Vadra but no solution emerged and her concerns remained unresolved.

Tandon also alleged that the state leaders were out of touch with grassroots and were “only busy with social media campaigns that were leading to a disconnect of voters on the ground.”

Tandon however said her own policies and vision for the party were fully aligned with the senior leadership but not with local one.

The resignation comes just days after Vadra took a lead in launching Congress offensive on the issue of Hathras tragedy with both Priyanka Vadra and her brother visiting the victim’s family.

Tandon’s resignation comes ahead of UP by-election in Bangarmau assembly seat in Unnao parliamentary constituency due next month.

Tandon has not disclosed her future plans.

Her resignation is being seen as a setback in a state where the Congress is reeling with lack of organisation and party cadres with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra mostly operating from Delhi and Gurugram.

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