Former Haryana Congress chief Ashok Tanwar quits party ahead of assembly polls

In his four-page resignation letter, Tanwar said, “Congress is going through existential crises, not because of its political opponents but because of serious internal contradiction.”

Written by October 5, 2019 14:54

New Delhi: Days ahead of Assembly elections in Haryana, Congress party suffered a blow with its former state chief Ashok Tanwar quitting the party.
Tanwar resigned from the primary membership of the party. Two days ago, he had quit the Haryana Congress election committees after alleging ‘selling of tickets’ in the party.

“After long deliberations with party workers and for reasons well known to all Congressman and public, I hereby resign from the primary membership of the @INCIndia,” tweeted Tanwar.

In his four-page resignation letter addressed to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Tanwar said, “Congress is going through existential crises, not because of its political opponents but because of serious internal contradiction.”

Ashok Tanwar, considered close to Rahul Gandhi, was miffed with party high command after he was replaced as Haryana Congress chief by Kumari Selja. Apparently, this was done under pressure from Bhupinder Singh Hooda, whose equation with Tanwar has been bitter and frosty.


Last Sunday, Ashok Tanwar had protested outside Sonia Gandhi’s home in Delhi alleging irregularities in the choice of poll candidates.