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Delhi Mahila Congress chief resigns, says party leadership does not listen to workers

Barkha Singh, president of the women’s wing of Delhi Congress quit her post on Thursday, saying she was not leaving the party, but only the post for now.

delhi Updated: Apr 20, 2017 21:24 IST
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Delhi Mahila Congress president Barkha Singh addressing a press conference in New Delhi on Thursday.
Delhi Mahila Congress president Barkha Singh addressing a press conference in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI)

Protesting against her party leadership, Barkha Singh, president of the women’s wing of Delhi Congress quit her post on Thursday, saying she was not leaving the party, but only the post for now.

Singh, who was the chief of Delhi Commission for Women when Sheila Dikshit was the Delhi chief minister, criticised her party leadership for not listening to workers’ grievances.

In a press conference at her residence, she said Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken had allegedly misbehaved with her, for which she lodged a compliant with the high command but no action was taken.

“I was seeking an appointment from vice president Rahul Gandhi for the last one year but could not succeed. When I failed to get my grievance heard, I decided to step down from the post,” the former RK Puram MLA said.

Singh alleged that Congress does not practice what it preaches and five district presidents and 75 block presidents have resigned from the party due to unfriendly attitude of party seniors.