Congress Rift Widens, Chacko Group Writes To Sonia Against Dikshit


Thirteen district presidents of DPCC have written a letter to Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi demanding actions against various senior Congress leaders

Written By Piyush Mishra | Mumbai | Updated On:

After senior Congress leaders demanded the removal of PC Chacko as Delhi Congress in-charge, thirteen district presidents of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee have written a letter to Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi demanding actions against various senior Congress leaders for addressing press conference which has dented the image of grand old party in Delhi. On Friday, senior Congress leaders including Former Ministers under Congress' rule Ramakant Goswami, Kiran Walia, and Mangat Ram had conducted a press conference after the letter written by son of late Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Sandeep Dikshit, to PC Chacko in which he reportedly held Chacko responsible for the demise of Sheila Dikshit. During their press conference, senior leaders demanded sacking of PC Chacko with immediate effect.


Allegations against PC Chacko

"Today we read in newspapers that Sandeep Dikshit has said PC Chacko is responsible for the death of Sheila Dikshit, PC Chacko should be sacked with immediate effect. We demand from Sonia Gandhi ji to form a committee to investigate the charges made by Sandeep Dikshit because these are very serious charges in nature," said a former minister in Delhi Government Ramakant Goswami.

'Chacko responsible for Congress' present situation'

Echoing the similar sentiments another leaders also demanded actions against Chacko. Senior congress leader Mangat Ram Singhal said, "I am associated with Congress party since emergency days. Sheila-ji was Chief Minister for 15 years but never ever had such a situation arisen. Chacko is responsible for the present situation of Congress party in Delhi. He has done massive corruption by misusing his post. He should be sacked immediately."

While writing a letter to Sonia Gandhi, district presidents of DPCC have said that these senior Congress leaders never participated in various demonstrations, Dharnas, and activities of the party in the last five years. And now, just ahead of elections they have become active to create rift in Congress party workers.

'No relevance of such letters': Jitender Kumar Kochar

Reacting on letter written by Congress district presidents, Delhi congress leader Jitender Kumar Kochar who was part of Friday's press conference said, "There is no relevance of such letters. There are many similar letters on social media. Signatories of this letter have been forced to write the letter. Moreover, we don't even know them. We have not done anything which will dent the party's image, we have just requested Sonia ji to take necessary actions."

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