UP Congress in trouble as some leaders resign

Lucknow: The newly appointed Congress committee in Uttar Pradesh is in rough weather even before new UPCC president Ajay Kumar Lallu can take charge of office. Senior leaders are miffed, and some have put in their papers.
Former Congress MP Rajesh Misra has expressed his inability to be a part of the advisory council.
“I am not in a position to offer any advice to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra,” he told reporters.
Coming after senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid’s statement on “Rahul Gandhi walking away”, this is being seen as a major jolt to the state Congress.
Rajesh Misra, a former MP from Varanasi, is among the few Brahmin faces of the Congress.
Sources close to him said that he was upset at Ajay Kumar Lallu, a comparative newcomer, being appointed as UPCC president.
“It was Ajay Kumar Lallu who played a key role in deciding Lok Sabha tickets because of his proximity with Priyanka. He also finalised the recent bypoll ticket for Hamirpur and should be made accountable for the results,” said a source close to Misra.
Meanwhile, former Congress MLC Siraj Mehndi has sent his resignation to party high command, expressing disappointment over the new Congress committee. He has resigned from the membership of both the AICC and PCC.
In his two-page letter, Siraj Mehndi has said he was upset at the fact that the Shia community was not given any representation in the new committee. (IANS)

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