Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi. | Photo files | Photo credit: Twitter
- Mishra, a former secretary general of the UP Congress, was also in charge of the Lucknow district during Raj Babbar’s tenure as the head of the UP Congress
- He denied that he would join any other political party
Lucknow: Congress is trying to regain its foothold in the Hindi heartland of Uttar Pradesh in the 2022 Assembly elections, but the great old party of Indian politics seems to have problems every now and then.
In the latest development, Pandit Vinod Mishra, a senior congressman of Uttar Pradesh and summoner of the Brahmin Mahasabha, resigned from the party on Friday citing the haughtiness of the leaders.
Mishra, a former secretary general of the UP Congress, was also in charge of the Lucknow district during Raj Babbar’s tenure as head of the UP Congress.
In his statement, he blamed Congress Secretary General Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for his resignation and claimed that Gandhi parivar he was using the party to save himself from the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Execution Directorate, thereby insulting veteran leaders and forcing them to leave.
“The UP Congress has already been handed over to the left-wing leaders and now they are handling all that is unfortunate for the secular party that was a symbol of the country’s freedom movement,” Mishra said in his statement.
However, he denied that he would join any other political party and said he will now devote all his time to strengthening Brahmin Mahasabha.