Another leader lost job for questioning Sonia & Rahul's leadership

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Expelled Congress leader ghufran azam
New Delhi, Oct 16: Instead of working towards strengthening the party post the Lok Sabha polls rout, the Congress is busy in expelling its leaders who dare to question the leadership credentials of the party high command. The grand-old party has removed its former MP and senior leader Ghufran Azam for making comments against Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

Azam, in a press conference last week, had raised questions on the leadership of Sonia and Rahul. He had said both of them should resign after the party's poor performance in the Lok Sabha polls. Azam had questioned their leadership credentials and made statements against them publicly.

According to reports, the decision to expel Azam was taken at AICC headquarters and the same has been conveyed to the party's State unit.

State Congress chief spokesperson KK Mishra has been quoted in the report as saying, "Azam has been expelled from Congress for his anti-party activities. The party took a serious view of his constant attack against Congress leadership and hence the decision was taken."

A few months back, Azam had targetted Rahul saying that even after many years, he has not learnt to deliver speeches. He also said that Rahul has been an embarrassment for the party.

Azam had been associated with Congress for nearly four decades. He had won LS polls from Betul in 1980.

However, terming his expulsion from the party as "dictatorship of Congress," Azam told reporters that he received information about it (expulsion) from the media. He said by expelling him from the party without any evidence, proved that whatever charges he had levelled against the party leadership were true.

Azam also charged that the decision was unjustified and warned that he may seek legal remedy since Congress party's constitution says that before expelling any member it is mandatory to issue a notice and seek reply--something that was not followed in his case.


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