1. Congress leaders question Ashish Kulkarni over his resignation letter, say it is too well written

Congress leaders question Ashish Kulkarni over his resignation letter, say it is too well written

The Congress party is trying to figure out who is behind the resignation letter written by Ashish Kulkarni who was a member of the party's coordination center, also known as the war room of Congress.

By: | New Delhi | Published: August 19, 2017 12:20 PM
Congress, rahul gandhi, resignation letter, Ashish Kulkarni, Narayan Rane, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Goa, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat A few Congress leaders feel that Kulkarni could not have written such a well-crafted letter. (Source: PTI)

The Congress party is trying to figure out who is behind the resignation letter written by Ashish Kulkarni who was a member of the party’s coordination center, also known as the war room of Congress. A few Congress leaders feel that Kulkarni could not have written such a well-crafted letter and are trying to ascertain who was behind it, according to The Indian Express. Kulkarni had joined the Congress along with Narayan Rane, who had left the Shiv Sena for India’s Grand old party and looked after logistics related to travel arrangements of party leaders during the elections.

In his 3-page resignation letter, Kulkarni had said that the Congress has not been able to create a depth in the management of the party. He went on to say that it was the party’s indecisiveness which led to its defeat in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Goa, Maharashtra, and Uttarakhand assembly elections. He went on to add that the party may also face defeat in the upcoming assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat, as per an India Today report.
In his letter, Ashish also accused the old guard of the party of creating a perception of lack of confidence in the leadership of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. He stated that the party ‘stalwarts’ blamed the Congress VP for the loss in the 2014 elections as they could not find any other reasons for the failing of the party, as per the report.

Kulkarni has also questioned the Congress over its stand on issues such as JNU and Kashmir, accusing the party of shifting its stance from a centrist position to a centrist one, India Today reported.

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