Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh resigns, citing discomfort with 'anti-Sanatan' slogans


Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh, known for articulating the party's positions on finance and economy-related matters during television discussions, submitted his resignation from the party on April 4, just before the forthcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

In his letter to Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, Vallabh described the grand old party as 'directionless' and cited reasons such as the caste census. He also mentioned that he could not raise 'anti-Sanatan' slogans.

"I am not able to feel comfortable with the directionless way in which the Congress Party is moving forward today. I can neither raise anti-Sanatan slogans nor abuse the wealth creators of the country in the morning and evening. That is why I I am resigning from all posts and primary membership of Congress Party," he wrote on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter.

The Congress spokesperson elaborated, saying, "I am a professor of finance. After joining the Congress Party, I was appointed as the national spokesperson. I passionately presented the party's stance on various issues to the people of our country. However, in recent days, I have grown increasingly uncomfortable with the party's position."

He expressed his initial belief that the Congress, being the oldest party in the country, valued the input of young intellectuals and their innovative ideas. However, he lamented that in recent years, it became apparent that the party's current form struggles to align itself with the youth and their fresh perspectives.

Vallabh's resignation letter highlights the erosion of the Congress party's grassroots infrastructure, rendering it unable to understand  the aspirations of New India. He expresses disappointment, noting the party's struggles to either gain power or effectively serve as an opposition force. He finds it challenging to bridge the gap between senior leaders and grassroots workers, a critical factor for political success.

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