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‘Felt I Didn’t Belong Here Anymore’: CR Kesavan On Quitting Congress

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‘Felt I Didn’t Belong Here Anymore’: CR Kesavan On Quitting Congress

CR Kesavan, the great-grandson of India’s first Indian Governor-Normal and former Madras state CM C Rajagopalachari, resigned from the Congress occasion saying that he realised his method of “doing politics was not in step with the occasion”. He additionally spoke concerning the Congress’s response to the surgical strike and the nomination of Droupadi Murmu as President.

“A senior Congress chief demanded proof of the surgical strike, it’s disheartening. I realised that my method of doing politics will not be in step with the occasion, so I didn’t even be part of the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’. I felt I did not belong right here anymore,” he stated.

“When Droupadi Murmu ji’s nomination was introduced, a senior working committee member of the occasion stated she represents an evil philosophy, one other occasion member stated no nation ought to get a President like this,” he added.

Within the resignation letter, he elaborated on his resolution to affix the Congress in 2001 and now what made him give up. “I’ve not seen any vestiges of the values that made me work for the Get together with dedication for over twenty years. I can now not in good conscience say that I concur with what the Get together presently symbolizes, stands for nor seeks to propagate. That is why I had not too long ago declined an organizational duty on the Nationwide Stage and in addition shunned collaborating within the Bharat Jodo Yatra,” he said.

“It’s time for me to chart a brand new path and due to this fact I resign from the Major Membership of the Congress Get together with rapid impact. I’ve additionally submitted to the suitable authority my resignation as a Trustee of the Tamilnadu Congress Committee Charitable Belief,” he knowledgeable.

He additional talked about that he’s not in talks with some other occasion, stating: “There will probably be hypothesis of me going to a different Get together however to set the document straight, I’ve not spoken to anyone and actually have no idea what is going to unfold subsequent.”

C Rajagopalachari, popularly referred to as Rajaji, served in numerous necessary roles as chief of the Indian Nationwide Congress, Premier of the Madras Presidency, Governor of West Bengal, Minister for Residence Affairs of the Indian Union, and Chief Minister of Madras state. He was one of many first recipients of the nation’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna. 

Notably, in January 1957, the veteran chief formally parted methods from the Congress occasion tendering his resignation. On June 4, 1959, he based the Swatantra Get together.


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