Currently things seem to be going eventfully for the Congress in Delhi. On Tuesday former Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely and Delhi Youth Congress president Amit Malik decided to join the BJP.
Almost 48 hrs later the Congress seems to have ran into another controversy with Barkha Shukla Singh the President of the Delhi Pradesh Mahila Congress resigning from her post and alleging that Rahul Gandhi is mentally unfit to lead the party.
In a press statement put out by her, Barkha elaborated on her decision but before that let’s focus at an event which appears to have led to her decision.
Press Statement pic.twitter.com/qKOh9TnGN6
— Barkha Shukla Singh (@barkhasingh45) April 20, 2017
Recently we had reported how Rachna Sachdeva, who was the district President of Barkha’s organization had made a police complaint against Ajay Maken, Shobha Oza and one more individual accusing them of mental harassment and criminal intimidation. She had alleged that they had protested in front of Rahul Gandhi’s residence against Maken, who via his associates had allegedly demanded huge sums of money in exchange of tickets for the MCD elections. She further claimed that after this, she was threatened by the accused and also started getting threatening phone calls from random numbers.
Now Barkha Shukla in her statement claims that the Congress party has only used the issue of woman’s empowerment and security to get votes. She claims Maken misbehaved with her and a few office bearers and when they tried to bring this to Rahul Gandhi’s notice’s their plea fell on deaf ears. She also claimed that when many office bearers of Delhi Mahila Congress had assembled in front of Rahul Gandhi’s house to appraise him about Delhi Congress’s wrongdoing, they were simply asked to leave.
She claimed that such an attitude ensured that as many as 5 presidents and 75 block presidents of the organization have resigned. She also mentioned the harassment case which has been filed by Rachna Sachdeva.
She also claimed that when they complained about Ajay Maken’s abuse and threats, one member of Rahul’s office asked them to take up the matter with Ajay Maken himself.
She then asked as to why was Rahul Gandhi hiding and why was he scared of meeting his own party members. She also alleged that Rahul was only interested in meeting sycophants.
Taking things to the next step, she claimed that senior party leaders and herself were of the view that Rahul Gandhi is mentally unfit to lead the party.
In conclusion, she stated that she was resigning from her post but would continue to remain a party worker.