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'No chance of Congress' revival': Vikramaditya Singh, son of Senior Cong leader Dr Karan Singh, quits party

Leaving the grand old party, Vikramaditya Singh said that his position on Jammu and Kashmir does not align with that of the Congress.

Vijai Laxmi Edited by: Vijai Laxmi New Delhi Updated on: March 22, 2022 23:06 IST
Vikramaditya Singh, son of senior Congress leader Dr Karan
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Vikramaditya Singh, son of senior Congress leader Dr Karan Singh, resigns from Congress.

Highlights

  • There is no chance of Congress' revival, says Vikramaditya Singh after leaving the party
  • My position on Jammu and Kashmir does not align with that of Congress, he said
  • Vikramaditya, is the grandson last princely ruler of J&K & son of senior Cong leader Dr. Karan Singh

The grandson of the last princely ruler of Jammu and Kashmir, Maharaja Hari Singh, son of Senior Congress leader Dr. Karan Singh, Vikramaditya Singh on Tuesday resigned from the Congress party saying there is no chance of party's revival.

Leaving the grand old party, Vikramaditya Singh said that his position on Jammu and Kashmir does not align with that of the Congress. Vikramaditya has been a former member of the Legislative Council.

"My thought process with Congress wasn't aligning; be it supporting Balakot airstrikes after the Pulwama attack or supporting the abrogation of Article 370 or 35A... it isn't just about J&K, it's also about national interests. Congress hasn't given any response," Vikramaditya said. 

Vikramaditya said he met party chief Sonia Gandhi but no progress was made.

"I hereby tender my resignation from the primary membership of Indian National Congress," he said in a letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

"It is my belief that INC is unable to realise and reflect the sentiments and aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir."

Taking to Twitter, Vikramaditya Singh, wrote, "My position on critical issues vis-a-vis Jammu & Kashmir which reflect national interests do not align with that of the Congress Party. @INCIndia remains disconnected with ground realities."

Speaking on recently released movie 'The Kashmir Files' based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits, he said that injustice was done with them adding he was there in Kashmir in 1989 when exodus happened.

Whether some say that its a propaganda or something else, but yes injustice was done to Kashmiri pandits and Congress is also responsible for it, Vikramaditya added.

Continuing speaking Vikramaditya said, "There are many accomplished Congress leaders in G23. Ignoring them is a big mistake. If you don't change with time, don't keep public & youth aspirations in mind, you'll fade away. If a group has emerged to give suggestions to high command, party should cooperate."

Further on 'The Kashmir Files', he said, "I haven't watched the film... but I was in Srinagar till 1989... It's sad that Congress is still in denial & is not accepting the repercussions of the Kashmiri genocide."

"I joined Congress in 2018 with expectations that Congress will take steps on aspirations of the J&K public. I suggested organisational changes, but it was upsetting when I saw no changes post 2-3 years," Singh added.

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