Delhi Congress crisis deepens, Barkha Singh expelled after remarks on leadership
Barkha Singh, who had quit from her post as chief of Delhi Congress women’s wing on Thursday, was expelled from the party a day later for undertaking ‘anti-party’ activities.delhi Updated: Apr 23, 2017 08:47 IST
The disciplinary committee of Delhi Congress expelled Barkha Singh for six years from the party for undertaking anti-party activities just before the MCD election on April 23. The decision comes a day after Singh quit her party post and criticised the leadership.
“The four member disciplinary committee in its meeting on Friday has unanimously decided to expel Barkha Singh for anti-party activities. A resolution to this effect has been passed,” said Aman Panwar, who is in charge of the party’s legal affairs. The members of the Committee are Dr Narender Nath, former Delhi minister Abha Chaudhary, former president Delhi Mahila Congress Mahmood Zia, and party leader Surender Kumar.
Singh had resigned as president of the women’s wing of Delhi Congress on Thursday, saying she was not leaving the party, but only the post for now.
Singh, who was the president of Delhi Commission for Women when Sheila Dikshit was the CM, criticised the Congress leadership for not listening to workers’ grievances.
In a press conference at her residence on Thursday, she had said that Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken had allegedly misbehaved with her, for which she had lodged a complaint with the high command but no action was taken.
“I have been seeking an appointment with vice-president Rahul Gandhi for the last one year. When I failed to get my grievance heard, I decided to step down from the post,” the former RK Puram MLA had said.