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Radhika Khera quits Cong days after alleging insult: ‘Went to see Ram Lalla’

May 05, 2024 05:33 PM IST

Congress leader Radhika Khera said she was targetted by the party only because she visited Ram Temple.

Congress leader Radhika Khera on Sunday resigned from the party days after a video in which she alleged insult by the party leadership to women went viral. In her resignation letter addressed to Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, the Chhattisgarh Congress leader mentioned the party's stand on Ram Mandir. "For every Hindu, Lord Ram holds a special place but some people oppose to it...In the party to which I gave more than 22 years of my life, I faced similar resistance as I could not stop myself from getting a darshan of Lord Ram," Radhika Khera wrote.

Radhika Khera said she was abused and then locked in a room in Chhattisgarh party office.
Radhika Khera said she was abused and then locked in a room in Chhattisgarh party office.

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"The opposition to my action reached such a level that the party refused to give me justice for what happened to me in the Chhattisgarh Congress office. I have always fought for others' justice but when it came to my justice, I stood defeated," Radhika wrote in her resignation letter.

"I offered prayers to Lord Ram in Ayodhya on April 25. Five days ago, I was misbehaved with at the Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress office. Abuses were hurled at me and I was locked in a room. When I appealed to the senior leadership for justice, I was told to stay silent. After serving this party for the past 22 years, I was denied justice just because I offered prayers to Lord Ram.” Radhika said, as quoted by news agency PTI. 

A few days ago, a video of Radhika Khera surfaced in which the AICC spokesperson said she was resigning due to “insult” in the party. The video went viral and it was reported that there was an argument between her and a senior office-bearer of the party. The BJP cashed in on the video and accused the Congress of disrespecting women leaders. At that time, Radhika did not elaborate on her disappointment, neither did she deny the authenticity of the video. But she made a series of X posts which did not hide her disgruntlement with the party.

“People suffering from male chauvinistic mentality are still trying to crush daughters under their feet. I will reveal,” Radhika wrote early this week.

In the viral video, Radhika was heard saying, “What has happened to me today has not happened in 40 years. I have been insulted. A video of him shouting at me was also shot. I was asked to get out. When I talk to him, he yells at me. I told you earlier also. I am also resigning from the party.”

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