Shehzad Poonawalla, the Congress leader and an officer-bearer in Maharashtra Congress, who raised his voice against dynasty politics and election for President post, has accused Congress and Rahul Gandhi's office of insulting him on Sunday.
Talking about the same Poonawalla said, "Today morning, I called Rahul Gandhi's office for an appointment to provide him proof that it was a rigged (Congress president) election before he files his nomination on Monday. I thought Rahul Gandhi has some morality and will stop the election process, but his office insulted me," the news agency ANI reported.
Today morning, I called Rahul Gandhi's office to ask him for his time so I could give him the proof that it was a rigged election before he files nomination tomorrow. so. he has some morality& stops process and takes right decision but his office insulted me: Shehzad Poonawalla pic.twitter.com/Y7EhADZtpp— ANI (@ANI) December 3, 2017
Poonawalla further took the matter to micro-blogging site Twitter and wrote, "Sardar Patel was denied his due years ago; I contacted @OfficeOfRG even today asking his office to meet me so I could give them proofs about the rigged election of RG- they insulted me just like Patel must have been insulted."
If Sardar Patel was insulted by Congress leadership back then, then I feel the same way today.When I raised my voice to end dynasty politics&election for Pres post&,not coronation of Rahul Gandhi,then they (Congress)said I was not member.I proved that they lied:Shehzad Poonawalla pic.twitter.com/TZKffcfmPP— ANI (@ANI) December 3, 2017
While Congress Presidential Election is around the corner, Shehzad Poonawalla has given birth to a new controversy after on November 29 he called Rahul Gandhi's elevation a slection rather than an election.
"Raising an issue nobody in my party - the Congress will have guts to raise- my conscience will not allow me to stay quiet anymore on Dynasty/ sycophancy," the Congress leader tweeted further.
Meanwhile, Congress had raised questions over Poonawalla's existence in the party after the Congress leader expressed his displeasure regarding the process of the election.
Earlier, on December 1, Shehzad alleged that party's spokesperson Manish Tewari had told him that the Congress was a 'proprietorship' like every other political party in India.
Till three days ago, I had been receiving communication from Maharashtra Congress office, now they are saying I am not a party member. I had to become a whistle-blower: Shehzad Poonawalla pic.twitter.com/xVwxzTNxQE— ANI (@ANI) December 3, 2017
Moreover, amidst this ongoing debates, Maharashtra Congress unit and Shehzad's family members have also 'disowned' him virtually.
According to state Congress president Ashok Chavan, Poonawalla remarked so with an aim to get 'cheap publicity', and the party has no connection with the same.