Ahmedabad: Hardik Patel, patidar leader and working president of Gujarat Congress, on Wednesday, resigned from his post and form the primary membership of the party.
Patel took to Twitter to announce his decision in a post that said, "Today, I courageously resign from the post of Congress Party and primary membership of the party. I am sure that my decision will be welcomed by all my colleagues and the people of Gujarat. I believe that after this step of mine, I will be able to work really positively for Gujarat in future."
According to The Indian Express, Patel sent his resignation letter to Sonia Gandhi, the Congress President in which he wrote, "Despite several attempts to steer the Congress in the right direction, the party has constantly been working against the interests of my country and our society."
"The youth of our country wants a strong and capable leader. Over the last 3 years I have found that the Congress party and its leadership both at central and state level have been merely reduced to opposing everything, whereas the people always seek an alternative that thinks of their future and is capable of taking India," he further added.
In his letter, he pointed out a "lack of seriousness" seen among the senior leadership of the party. He slammed the party leaders for 'weakening' Gujarat Congress and diluting issues of public importance, "all for humongous personal financial gains".