Former Haryana Congress chief Ashok Tanwar on Saturday resigned from the primary membership of the party and alleged that numerous conspiracies are being hatched to eliminate young leaders who have been groomed by party president Rahul Gandhi. “In the last few years, numerous conspiracies are being hatched to eliminate those young leaders who been groomed by Shri Rahul Gandhi in the last one and half-decade. Unfortunately, most victims of this conspiracy may not have the courage to stand up, but I think it is my moral and political duty to resist, oppose and expose this onslaught,” Tanwar said in a letter addressed to party president Sonia Gandhi.
He also accused some people of killing the internal democracy in the party and creating obstacles for those who are following orders of the party's high command.
"My experience of the last few years has been that internal democracy in the party is being killed by the selfish interests of a few lobbies. Devoted people like me are not allowed to work with full freedom," the letter reads.
Tanwar said he had offered to resign several times but was asked to hold back by the top leadership. "I after several months of consideration tender my resignation from the primary membership of the Congress party, which I nurtured from my sweat and blood. My fight is not personal but against the system which is destroying the grand old party," the letter said.
Earlier on Thursday, Tanwar had resigned from all election committees of the party. He resigned from all the post by writing a letter to Gandhi but said he would continue to work to strengthen the party as its 'ordinary soldier'.
Tanwar had alleged that the Congress in Haryana had turned into ‘Hooda Congress’ as those who worked against the party’s interests in the last five years have been given prominence over those who slogged to strengthen the opposition party in Haryana.
He has revolted against the party leadership alleging irregularities and corruption in ticket distribution for October 21 Haryana Assembly polls and had openly protested outside the Congress chief's 10 Janpath residence here on Wednesday.
He has been miffed with the party ever since he was removed as the Haryana Congress chief.