Panthers party chief Bhim Singh on Monday urged Congress president Sonia Gandhi to remove those leaders from the party, who sell the name, principles and ideology of the Congress.
Objecting to an apology letter by Ghulam Nabi Azad submitted to MLA Engineer Rashid on Afzal Guru's execution, Singh said that Azad was a cabinet minister at the Centre when Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was hanged.
"If there were something immoral, wrong, illegal, and unconstitutional in it, he should have resigned or even protested," he said.
"On the eve of Rajya Sabha election, a senior Congressman and leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha submitted an apology letter to an MLA on Afzal Guru, held guilty by the apex court. Second blunder, the former minister did was that he submitted an apology letter to a non-entity which he should have submitted to his president Sonia Gandhi. Was an MLA known to be anti-national, superior to the party president?" he asked.
Singh said that glorifying Afzal Guru in his repentance letter by taking signatures of five Congress MLAs and submitting it to MLA Rashid just for the sake of a vote is a traitorous act and it should not be taken lightly by the Congress president.
He appealed to Gandhi to act fast to save the party from further erosion.