Senior Congress leader from Nagpur Gev Awari has sent a complaint letter to the Congress President Rahul Gandhi blaming former union minister Vilas Muttemwar and city Congress chief Vikas Thakre for the decimation of the party in the city. In his explosive letter to the Congress president, blasting off Muttemwar and Thakre, Awari has written, “I am surprised and pained that in spite the anti-party activities of the two leaders, nothing has been done to restrain them.”
Blaming Muttemwar and Thakre for “successive defeats of Congress in the Municipal Elections in 2007, 2012 and 2017,” Awari writes, “I wonder whether these two leaders are working as a B team of the BJP in the Congress Party.”
In his letter, Awari has requested Gandhi to “immediately dismiss Vikas Thakre as the District Congress Committee (DCC) chief and to put some impartial leader to look after the affairs of Nagpur DCC till fresh elections are ordered.”
Interestingly, besides levelling allegations of anti-party activities against Muttemwar and Thakre, Awari’s letter refers to the show cause notice given to another senior Congress leader Dr Satish Chaturvedi by Thakre, where Chaturvedi was accused of indulging in anti-party activities. “The DCC chief (Thakre) has been issuing show cause notices to senior leaders without having any authority,” writes Awari in his letter.
The recent developments clearly indicate that the factionalism in Nagpur Congress is on the rise, which is bound to give senior party leadership sleepless nights as 2019 elections are approaching.
Nation Next is in the possession of the Awari’s letter to Gandhi (which has been written in English, Hindi and Marathi). Check the letter below.