Another blow to Himachal Congress: Anand Sharma resigns from the steering committee, alleging that he was ignored in consultation for elections

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In Himachal, the Congress has suffered a setback before the assembly elections. Senior Congress leader and former MP Anand Sharma, who was a minister in the former Manmohan Singh government, has resigned from the post of chairman of Himachal Congress Election Steering Committee.

Significantly, on April 26 this year, All India Congress (AICC) President Sonia Gandhi constituted a 10-member Election Steering Committee under the chairmanship of Anand Sharma. If sources are to be believed, in a letter to AICC President Sonia Gandhi, Sharma has said that he cannot compromise on his self-respect. Hence resigning.

Anand Sharma was made the chairman of the steering committee under these orders.

Anand Sharma was made the chairman of the steering committee under these orders.

He has leveled the allegation of ignoring the state Congress consultation process regarding the preparations for the assembly elections being held in Himachal. Despite being the chairman, he was not invited to the meeting. Therefore, he has refused to take this responsibility. However, he did tell Sonia that he would continue campaigning for party candidates in the state.

After discussion with JP Nadda, there were discussions about going to BJP

Anand Sharma, who belongs to Himachal, has met Bharatiya Janata Party National President Jagat Prakash Nadda in Delhi in the past. After this, there are constant discussions about Anand Sharma joining the BJP. Anand Sharma is not having good relations with the Gandhi family for some time. He is also the leader of G-23 faction.

G-23 faction’s Ghulam Nabi has also resigned

Before Anand Sharma, another leader of the G-23 faction, Ghulam Nabi Azad, has also resigned from the post of chairman of the election campaign committee of the Congress in Jammu and Kashmir.

Along with Anand Sharma, these leaders got the responsibility of steering committee

AICC President Sonia Gandhi had on April 26 appointed Pratibha Singh as the State President and constituted four working presidents and eight other committees. Then Anand Sharma was made the chairman of the steering committee. In this, senior leaders Asha Kumari, Dhaniram Shandil, Kuldeep Singh Rathore, Viplap Thakur, Kaul Singh Thakur, Ram Lal Thakur, Chandra Kumar, Suresh Chandel and Harsh Vardhan Chauhan were made members.

Repeated shocks to Congress

The Congress, which defeated the BJP by four-zero in the by-election, is facing many setbacks for the party ahead of the assembly elections. Earlier, Himachal Congress Working President and MLA Pawan Kajal and Congress Vice President and MLA Lakhwinder Rana have given a setback to the Congress by joining the BJP. Now after the resignation of Anand Sharma, the market of political speculation has become hot again.

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