JHARKHAND Congress Chief Quits Alleging Several Leaders Are Interested in Self Interest over Party

AS The Congress Working Committee faced with the daunting task of finding a capable person to head India’s political party   acceptable to all camps,   Jharkhand Pradesh Congress President   Ajoy Kumar has quit accusing some colleagues of promoting personal interests over the party and indulging in corrupt practices.PTI says  in his resignation letter to Rahul Gandhi, Kumar alleged that some of the workers place the own interests above the party targeting  some   leaders in the state, including former Union minister Subodh Kant Sahai, in this regard.”My zero tolerance for corruption and any form of mediocrity hampers me from doing my job effectively. Accordingly, please accept this as my formal letter of resignation as the president of the Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee,” Kumar said.”I only wish that the Congress party could go back to its original roots and raise the issues that are critically important for the people. It’s vital that we have good people in both the opposition and the government. Instead, what are we have now is a long list of rent seekers. Their only intention is to grab power, sell tickets or collect money in the name of elections.” As a proud Indian and one of the youngest winners of the Police gallantry award and having wiped out the mafia in Jamshedpur,  I can confidently say that the worst criminals look better than some of my colleagues,” he said in the letter. Kumar has forwarded copies of the letter to UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and other senior leaders including Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ahmed Patel, A K Antony and Mallikarjun Kharge. The former Police ex- Lok Sabha MP also accused party colleagues in the state of “creating havoc” in elections after they or their kin were denied tickets. “The malaise in deep rooted. Over the last few months, I have faced interference on  several fronts  including  alliance issue, constitution of  Pradesh Congress Committee.”Every leader in the party supports the alliance that we have carefully stitched together, only as long as his seat is assured. And if he is denied, he creates havoc,” Kumar said.The had good words for some party men praising them for training him in politics.”I also consider myself fortunate to have worked with some genuine leaders in the party at the centre. All of them continue to fight for the common man and they have shown me what selfless and decent politicians can achieve over some rapacious senior leaders and their own primitive idea of what modern politics entails. Incidentally, an election to 81-Member Jharkhand Legislative Assembly   is expected to be held in November-December.BJP is the ruling party in the mineral rich eastern state.

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