Updated March 22nd, 2024 at 16:47 IST

'Character Assasination': Rohan Gupta Quits Congress Days After Withdrawing From Ahmedabad East Seat

Rohan Gupta said that he was troubled by senior leaders of the Congress party associated with Communication department.

Reported by: Apoorva Shukla
Rohan Gupta | Image:X@rohanrgupta

New Delhi: Senior leader Rohan Gupta has quit the Congress party on Friday, March 22, days after withdrawing his candidature from Ahmedabad East Seat. This comes ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha elections. Rohan Gupta in his resignation alleged that he faced constant humiliation and character assassination. Gupta said that he was troubled by senior leaders of the Congress party associated with Communication department. 

Gupta, who had been given a Lok Sabha ticket from the Ahmedabad East seat by the Congress, withdrew from the race last Monday citing his father’s ill health. In a letter to party chief Mallikarjun Kharge, Gupta said, “I hereby, resign from all posts and primary membership of the Congress party with immediate effect.” He also posted a copy of the resignation letter on X.


“I am deeply pained to inform you that constant humiliation and character assassination by one of the senior leaders connected to the Communications department of the party for last two years (which many senior party leaders are aware of) and now at the time of personal crisis has compelled me to take this decision,” he said in the letter. “His behaviour has caused serious mental agony and stress and has compelled me to resign from the party with a broken heart to protect my self-esteem," he added. 






Early Sign: When Rohan Gupta Withdrew from LS Polls 

According to Congress leader Rohan Gupta, he decided to withdraw his candidature from the Ahmedabad East Lok Sabha seat due to his father Rajkumar Gupta’s reluctance to let him contest from the constituency that he represented as the candidate of the same party two decades back.


Gupta's father was the one who put his foot down and stopped him from contesting the upcoming elections despite the former's desire, the Congress spokesperson had told mediapersons earlier.

His father was not happy with his son’s decision to contest the election, and to pressure him, he even resigned from Congress a few days before his withdrawal and severed his ties with the party he was associated with for decades.


The Gupta senior had unsuccessfully contested the 2004 Lok Sabha elections as a Congress candidate from the then Ahmedabad seat, which after the reorganisation of 2009 became split into Ahmedabad East and Ahmedabad West seats.



Published March 22nd, 2024 at 12:54 IST