Vakil Resigns from Party Post, Terms Mir as ‘Tainted’

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Former Minister and Member AICC Abdul Gani Vakil Tuesday resigned from his party post as a mark of protest against GA Mir’s appointment as the new state president.

Described the appointment as “an unfortunate event” and a “black day” for the J&K Congress party, Vakil  according to a statement forwarded his resignation to Sonia Gandhi.

“Installation of a tainted person and junior most, who has never held any post in the party’s organizational setup is beyond acceptance and recognition,” Vakil said.

Terming the decision, prima facie “unjustified” and “undemocratic”, Vakil said, “the decision stands taken by the party high command unilaterally as no senior leader or legislator was consulted or taken into confidence on the issue.”

Former Minister said that despite having the services of experienced, capable, dynamic especially untainted leaders at the disposal of the leadership, this type of revamping by high command which solely glorifies a tainted person possessing questionable and dubious credentials is regrettable and objectionable at first instance.

Vakil said party high command at this crucial juncture, when party is facing multiple challenges, has to acknowledge the negative repercussions of this grave decision and proceed for its early reconsideration and revocation otherwise Congress party in the State will remain confined to papers.

“If Sonia Gandhi failed to address the issue appropriately at earliest,” Vakil added, “it will be disastrous for the party and I will have no other option but to choose future course of action after holding consultation with my colleagues and supporters.”

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