Hardik Patel quits Congress, says ‘party lacks seriousness’

Hardik Patel resigned from the Congress on Wednesday, ending weeks of speculation fueled by his criticism of the party. The working president of the party’s state unit made no attempt to hide his unhappiness with the party in his resignation letter, stating that the party lacks seriousness and that the only position is to oppose anything the Centre, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, does.

Hardik Patel resigned from the Congress on Wednesday, ending weeks of speculation fueled by his criticism of the party. The working president of the party’s state unit made no attempt to hide his unhappiness. With the party in his resignation letter. Stating that the party lacks seriousness. And that the only position is to oppose anything the Centre. Led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, does.

“Whenever I met with the senior leadership. I always felt that leaders were not really interested in hearing about problems concerning the people of Gujarat. But were more engrossed on what messages they had received on their mobile and other such trivial things”. Patel wrote.

“Whenever our country faced challenges and when the Congress needed leadership, Congress leaders were enjoying abroad!” Hardik Patel wrote adding that senior leaders of the party behave in such a way. As if they hate Gujarat and Gujaratis. “How in the world can the Congress then expect that the people of Gujarat will see them as an alternative to lead our state?” Hardik Patel wrote.

Hardik Patel quits Congress

Hardik Patel commented that it is regrettable that employees like him who travel 500-600 kilometres in a single day to see people across the state find that the big leaders of the Congress in Gujarat are more concerned with ensuring that chicken sandwiches for visiting politicians arrive on schedule. He continued, “Gujaratis will never forget how the Congress party humiliated Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.”

Hardik Patel made his third argument about how Gujarat Congress leaders have harmed the party, writing that party leaders have downplayed several topics of public concern “all for gigantic personal financial benefits.” “Political opinions differ, but our leaders’ long-term sellout of the Gujarati people is a betrayal of the Gujarati people,” he said.

“I feel sad and disgusted at the same time as almost everyone in Gujarat is aware of this,” he added. “Everyone who is active in political and social life must keep working for the people but it is almost like the Congress does not want to do anything good for Gujarat. Even when people like me wanted to do something good for the state. All I and my community faced was ridicule and contempt. When I joined the Congress I did not know that the hearts and minds of leadership of the Congress are filled with such hatred towards our country India, towards my community and especially towards the youth!” Hardik Patel wrote.

The Patidar leader has been criticizing his own party and alleging that he has been harassed by party members. Hardik Patel, on the other hand, has consistently rebuffed reports that he could join the BJP. He insisted on remaining in Congress, hoping that the party will find a way to keep him by resolving the difficulties.

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