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Congress leader Brijesh Kalappa resigns, says "Lacking in passion"

After ending his 25-yrs long association, in a letter to Sonia Gandhi, he said, in the recent past he has been finding himself "lacking in passion", while his own performance has been "listless and perfunctory".  

Sheenu Sharma Edited by: Sheenu Sharma @20Sheenu Bengaluru Published on: June 01, 2022 11:33 IST
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Congress leader Brijesh Kalappa resigns, says "Lacking in passion". 

Highlights

  • Congress leader Brijesh Kalappa on Wednesday has resigned from primary membership of party
  • Brijesh Kalappa ended his 25-years long association with Congress party on June 1
  • He wrote a letter to Sonia Gandhi and said that he has been finding himself "lacking in passion"

Congress leader and Supreme Court advocate, Brijesh Kalappa on Wednesday (June 1) has resigned from the primary membership of the Congress party citing his "lack of energy and enthusiasm" towards the party.

After ending his 25-years long association, in a letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, he said, in the recent past he has been finding himself "lacking in passion", while his own performance has been "listless and perfunctory".

In a Facebook post on Wednesday (June 1), Kalappa penned down a note which read, "At the outset I wish to offer my heartfelt thanks to you for the several opportunities you provided to me. If I am recognized as a familiar face in all parts of this extraordinarily large nation- it is indeed thanks to your patronage. It is again thanks to your blessings that I was appointed as Legal Advisor to Government of Karnataka with the rank of Minister."

"I have been representing the Party on Hindi, English and Kannada channels since the UPA years in 2013- for almost a decade and have clocked 6497 debates. Besides, the Party has been regularly assigning Political work to me which I have performed to the best of my satisfaction. Regarding TV debates, I have done my very best at all times and have never ever appeared without adequate preparation for any debate. Even at the worst of times for the Party in the aftermath of 2014 and 2019 debacles, I have never felt enervated and lacking in energy and enthusiasm," he added.

"But, in the recent past, I have been finding myself lacking in passion, while my own performance has been listless and perfunctory. It is under these circumstances that I am left with little option but to resign from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress and to end an association that began in 1997," he said.Earlier on May 27, Kalappa raked up a controversy by commenting on BJP leader KS Eshwarappa's 'bring back Temples' comment. Eshwarappa has said that 'all 36,000 temples will be brought back to the Hindus.' The Congress leader has slammed the BJP leader's comment on temples.

According to some party sources, he might have also been upset over not being considered as candidate for recent MLC and upcoming Rajya Sabha polls in the state. 

(With agencies inputs) 

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