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Congress UP Unit Seeks Action Against Jitin Prasada Over Congress Letter,Kapil Sibal Reacts
Mr Prasada had represented the Dhaurahra Lok Sabha seat, which is a part of Lakhimpur Kheri, in 2009.
Congress UP Unit Seeks Action Against Jitin Pradada Over Congress Letter, Kapil Sibal Reacts
New Delhi: In Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri the Congress unit passed a resolution, criticizing senior party leader Jitin Prasada and demanding action against him for being one fo the 20 odd signatories to the letter that a group of senior party leaders had written to the Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi.
The Congress Working Committe has discussed the letter on Monday and its after-effects are still being felt in the politics of Uttar Pradesh.
Mr. Prasada had represented the Dhaurahra Lok Sabha seat, which is a part of Lakhimpur Kheri, in 2009.
The resolution passed by the Lakhimpur Kheri district Congress on Wednesday said that “The District Congress Committee (DCC) demands that disciplinary action should be taken against all those who signed the letter and they should be expelled from the party".
“All over UP there is only one leader, former minister Jitin Prasada, who has signed the letter. His family has been against the Gandhi family. His father the late Jitendra Prasad had contested the election against Sonia Gandhi. Despite this, Sonia Gandhi gave him a Lok Sabha ticket and he was made a minister. His act is gross indiscipline and action should be taken against him,” said the resolution.
Whereas a group of Congress workers also raised a slogan against Prasada, who said the issue had been discussed before the Congress president.
Senior leader Kapil Sibal who is also among the signatory to the letter, criticized the move in a tweet, contributing to public infighting within the Congress.
"Unfortunate that Jitin Prasada is being officially targeted in UP Congress needs to target the BJP with surgical strikes instead of wasting its energy by targeting its own," Kapil Sibal tweeted.