Alva breached party discipline: Moily
Congress lashed out at senior leader Margaret Alva accusing her of serious breach of discipline and said her allegations were motivated by the fact that her son was denied assembly election ticket.delhi Updated: Nov 11, 2008 14:42 IST
Congress on Tuesday lashed out at senior leader Margaret Alva accusing her of serious breach of discipline and said her allegations were motivated by the fact that her son was denied assembly election ticket.
"She is unhappy that her son was denied a ticket in the Karnataka assembly elections. The motivation is clearly there. Is it not motivated? Otherwise she would not have talked of morals. It is not a moral issue," Congress chief spokesperson Veerappa Moily told reporters.
He was reacting to reports of her resignation in the wake of her meeting with Disciplinary Action Committee Chairman AK Antony last night, followed with a call on party President Sonia Gandhi when she offered to resign as General Secretary.
Moily said Alva is a member of the highest bodies of the party, including the CWC and AICC, and there is a breach of displine by her statement that tickets were sold in Karnataka assembly elections earlier this year.
"She is raising an issue that happened six months ago," he said, terming it as unfortunate and one that was not done by a leader of her stature.
He said children, relatives and kith and kin are given tickets by the party but it is done not because they are relatives but on merit.
"Her charges are an after-thought, baseless, absolutely unfounded and motivated," he said and added this was not in line with the unity and integrity of the party.
Moily said the DAC was fully seized of the matter and would decide on how to go about it.