Ending his association that began in 1997, Brijesh Kalappa resigns from Congress

Published on Jun 01, 2022 08:30 AM IST

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Kalappa penned down a note which read, "At the outset I wish to offer my heartfelt thanks to you for the several opportunities you provided to me.

File photo of Congress leader Brijesh Kalappa. (Twitter.com/@brijeshkalappa)
File photo of Congress leader Brijesh Kalappa. (Twitter.com/@brijeshkalappa)
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Congress leader and Supreme Court advocate, Brijesh Kalappa on Wednesday resigned from the Congress party citing his "lack of energy and enthusiasm" towards the party.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Kalappa penned down a note which read, "At the outset I wish to offer my heartfelt thanks to you for the several opportunities you provided to me. If I am recognized as a familiar face in all parts of this extraordinarily large nation- it is indeed thanks to your patronage. It is again thanks to your blessings that I was appointed as Legal Advisor to Government of Karnataka with the rank of Minister."

"I have been representing the Party on Hindi, English and Kannada channels since the UPA years in 2013- for almost a decade and have clocked 6497 debates. Besides, the Party has been regularly assigning Political work to me which I have performed to the best of my satisfaction. Regarding TV debates, I have done my very best at all times and have never ever appeared without adequate preparation for any debate. Even at the worst of times for the Party in the aftermath of 2014 and 2019 debacles, I have never felt enervated and lacking in energy and enthusiasm," he said.

"But, in the recent past, I have been finding myself lacking in passion, while my own performance has been listless and perfunctory. It is under these circumstances that I am left with little option but to resign from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress and to end an association that began in 1997," he said.

Earlier on May 27, Kalappa raked up a controversy by commenting on BJP leader KS Eshwarappa's 'bring back Temples' comment. Eshwarappa has said that 'all 36,000 temples will be brought back to the Hindus.' The Congress leader has slammed the BJP leader's comment on temples. 

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