Shortly after resigning from the primary membership of the Congress party, former Haryana chief Ashok Tanwar launched a scathing attack at the Grand Old Party. Addressing a press briefing, Tanwar exposed the internal opportunism within the Congress party, stating that in the party system, 'well-established' people exploit other leaders. Ashok Tanwar went on to hint that the senior leadership in the Congress party has exploited and sidelines the younger leaders. Exposing the Congress party, he stated that the party is going through an existential crisis because of internal elements.
"The party which is going through an existential crisis is not because of external elements, it is because of internal elements only. The people who are well established in system, the way they exploit people, they sit in AC rooms for five years, go for foreign trips and have earned money. But right before polls, they appear, as if they are Gods and Goddesses, but their actions are of devils (lekin karam devi-devta wale nahi hain, karam rakshasi hain)," Tanwar said.
He went on to add that the senior leadership of the party has not been supportive to the younger leaders. Reiterating former Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam's claims of a conspiracy within the party, he asserted that there is an internal conspiracy in the party to remove the leaders groomed by Rahul Gandhi.
"We have not slept for years for the ideology of the party. Still, we were exploited, we kept fighting inside and outside, but we did not get any support. People like us came to enter into politics for opportunities, but still, we did not get any support from them. And then they say we are senior leaders. We will see on October 24 when the results of the elections will come, as to how big leaders they are. The people Rahul Gandhi groomed to lead the party, there is a conspiracy to remove them," he added.
Earlier on Saturday, the former Haryana Congress chief resigned from the party with weeks ahead of the assembly polls in the state. In a four-page strong-worded resignation letter, Ashok Tanwar exposed the party saying that it is going through an 'existential crisis'. Adding that it is because of 'internal contradictions' in the party, Ashok Tanwar stated that internal democracy in the party is 'killed by a few lobbies'.
In the resignation letter, he attacked senior leaders Kamal Nath and Ghulam Nabi Azad, stating that the MP CM's 'attitude was that of not caring about Haryana'. He alleged Ghulam Nabi Azad of "playing games and playing it dirty".