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Congress chief Vikramaditya Singh on Tuesday resigned from the social gathering “with immediate effect”, saying the Congress was unable to mirror the emotions and aspirations of the folks of Jammu and Kashmir.

Singh, who’s the son of veteran Congress chief, Dr Karan Singh, and grandson of former Jammu & Kashmir ruler Maharaja Hari Singh, has not spelt out his subsequent transfer. He mentioned he’ll take a while earlier than weighing his choices.

“I hereby tender my resignation from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress (INC) with immediate effect. It is my belief that the INC is unable to realise and reflect the sentiments and aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” Singh mentioned in a short letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

He additionally put out the letter on Twitter, saying his “position on critical issues vis-à-vis Jammu & Kashmir which reflect national interests do not align with that of the Congress Party”.

“@INCIndia remains disconnected with ground realities,” the 57-year-old, who contested the 2019 Lok Sabha election from Udhampur constituency on a Congress ticket, and lost to BJP’s Jitendra Singh. Singh was earlier with the Mufti Mehbooba-led People’s Democratic Party in 2015.

Vikramaditya Singh informed reporters that the Congress was unable to make the mandatory organisational and different modifications to maintain up with the rising situations not solely in J&Okay but in addition on the nationwide stage.

Vikramaditya Singh underlined that he has brazenly expressed his views on a number of points after becoming a member of the Congress in 2018, even once they weren’t in line with the Congress’s position.

These embody his views on the Balakote airstrikes concentrating on terrorist camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, revocation of Article 370 & 35A, carving out Ladakh as a union territory out of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, condemnation of the Gupkar Alliance, re-empowerment of village defence committees (VDC’s) in J&Okay, and assist for the delimitation course of and draft amongst others.

Singh mentioned that he has at all times stood by what he believes is in the perfect curiosity of the folks of Jammu and Kashmir, and particularly protecting in thoughts the bigger nationwide curiosity.

“India is a rapidly evolving country and if the leadership and party are not dynamic and willing to adapt to the changing public sentiments and aspirations, it is only a matter of time before it fades away,” Singh mentioned in his searing analysis of the state of affairs in the Congress.

Asked if he was going to affix the Bharatiya Janata Party, Singh mentioned that he’ll take a while and was weighing his choices.

Vikramaditya Singh was among the many first Congress leaders in Jammu province to welcome the constitutional modification to finish Jammu and Kashmir’s particular standing, describing the transfer as the start of a brand new period of equality, improvement and progress for the folks in union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. To ensure, he did underline that he hoped for restoration of full statehood for Jammu and Kashmir.


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