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Vikramaditya Singh, Son of Veteran Karan Singh, Left Congress


Congress has seen several series come out in recent years.

New Delhi:

Vikramaditya Singh, the son of former Governor Karan Singh, left Congress today saying the party had “lost touch with the realities of the land”.

In his resignation posted on Twitter, the former member of the Jammu and Kashmir legislative council (MLC) said his stance on the critical issue was “not in line” with Congress.

“I hereby submit my resignation from the Indian National Congress. My position on critical issues compared to Jammu and Kashmir which reflect national interests is not in line with the Congress Party. Congress remains disconnected from the realities of the land,” wrote Vikramaditya Singh, sharing a screenshot of his letter to Sonia Gandhi.

In the letter, he said: “It is my belief that the Congress is unable to realize and reflect the sentiments and aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.”

Mr Singh, the grandson of former royal Hari Singh, joined Congress in 2018 and contested in the 2019 national elections from Uddhampur in Jammu and Kashmir. Prior to Congress, he had joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) led by Mehbooba Mufti.

Congress has seen a series of eliminations in recent years, in addition to its defeat in post -election elections.

This year, the party lost former Union Minister Ashwani Kumar, RPN Singh and Shatrughan Sinha.

The transfer of Jyotiraditya Scindia from Congress to BJP in 2020 started a virtual transition from the oldest party in India. Last year, Jitin Prasada took the same route.

With each exit, a group of 23 dissidents in Congress – dubbed the G -23 – have raised concerns about a shift in the party, its weak structure and its inability to win elections, particularly against the BJP.

The group had written a letter to Sonia Gandhi, calling for a complete organizational and leadership reshuffle, months after Jyotiraditya Scindia left Congress.

Vikramaditya Singh was quoted as telling reporters that the Congress could not keep up with the times not only in Jammu and Kashmir but also at the national level. He said all this while, he had openly voiced views that were against the party line -up.

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