Sanjay Nirupam, senior Congress leader and former Mumbai Congress Chief recently held a press conference at Lokhandwala, Mumbai. In a statement to the press, he spoke of the Congress Party, stating that the party does not seem to ‘need’ him anymore. Criticising the party and its behaviour towards him after the party rejected a recommendation from Nirupam for the Assembly election, he asserted that times are changing. Hence, in an announcement, he stated that the party needs to learn and understand the changing times and its requirements to properly adapt itself to the environment.
Sanjay Nirupam made allegations of the Congress Party sidelining him. He further addressed a press conference in Mumbai in order to announce that he will not be campaigning in Maharashtra for the Congress Party in the upcoming elections. He had earlier shared his decision on social media in a series of tweets on October 3.
‘The Party needs to learn, understand the changing times and in accordance with the changing times, people who work, who are not brown-nosers, who do not conduct politics behind closed doors, they need to give importance to such people. Otherwise, the Congress Party is going to face days that are worse. The Congress Party can face worsening situations, this is what I am anticipating,’ Sanjay Nirupam said in a statement.
Furthermore, he conducted the conference, to reiterate his earlier Twitter announcement that he would not be taking any part in the electoral process.
It seems Congress Party doesn’t want my services anymore. I had recommended just one name in Mumbai for Assembly election. Heard that even that has been rejected.— Sanjay Nirupam (@sanjaynirupam) October 3, 2019
As I had told the leadership earlier,in that case I will not participate in poll campaign.
Its my final decision.
I hope that the day has not yet come to say good bye to party. But the way leadership is behaving with me, it doesn’t seem far away. https://t.co/B07biJWp5M— Sanjay Nirupam (@sanjaynirupam) October 3, 2019