Cracks In Maharashtra Congress Widen, Sanjay Nirupam Threatens To Quit Party

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 03 October 2019, 06:05 PM
Sanjay Nirupam threatens to quit Congress
Sanjay Nirupam threatens to quit Congress (Photo Credit : Sanjay Nirupam Twitter )

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam has lashed out at his party for not paying heed to his candidate recommendations for the upcoming assembly polls. In a tweet Nirupam claimed he is getting an impression that the Congress does not want his services anymore. He added that even after recommending just one name for the upcoming assembly polls, the party chose not to take his advice and rejected it.

I will not participate in Maharashtra poll campaign. Way leadership behaving with me, day to say goodbye not far away: Former Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam, he further added.

Sanjay Nirupam was removed as the chief of the Congress in Mumbai earlier this year and replaced by rival Milind Deora.

The infighting in the Mumbai Congress has been public since Urmila Matondkar resigned from the party last month. Then, senior leader Milind Deora indirectly blamed Nirupam, saying Matondkar had been let down by “those who brought her into the party.

Fully agree that Mumbai North leaders must be held accountable”.It was Nirupam who had brought Matondkar to the party fold. But during her Lok Sabha campaign earlier this year, she had pinned the blame of her failure on two local Congress leaders close to Nirupam.

First Published: Thursday, October 03, 2019 05:37 PM

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