Accuse him of violating party constitution, neglecting SC and ST people
Jamshedpur: Several senior leaders of East Singhbhum district Congress committee have demanded ouster of the district Congress president Vijay Khan from the party. They have accused Khan of involvement in activities that were against the party’s constitution as well as against the decorum of the organization.
The party leaders who leveled the allegations include Anandmay Patra, Jitendra Singh, Ramakant Karua, Kamlesh Kumar Pandey, Surendra Singh, Surya Rao, Ajay Mishra, Anant Lal, Kunal Pal and Pawan Shreshtha. Speaking to media-persons at Tilak Pustakalaya, Bistupur, they demanded that disciplinary actions be taken against Khan by the party’s national leaders.
“Several months ago, Vijay Khan had created rumours regarding the expected arrival of party’s national vice president Rahul Gandhi in Jamshedpur. He had got news published in several newspapers in this regard and had also collected donations from several persons in the name of organizing a programme to welcome Rahul Gandhi. He also added the names of several persons in the list of party’s state delegates in order to appease them,” alleged the dissident leaders.
The senior leaders further alleged that Khan had often ignored the cause of people belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe. They said Khan had ignored the issues pertaining to Dalits, Adivasis and Moolvasis and had never tried to connect them to the party organization.
Party leaders went on to add that Khan had announced the district committee a month after the automatic dissolution of all committees following the announcement of organizational elections by the Congress party on 8th April last.
They said all committees, right from national level down to the block level, stood dissolved as a result of announcement for organizational elections. “The district president acted against party’s constitution. At present, no party official has announced the names of candidates at state, district and block level anywhere in Jharkhand,” said the leaders.