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Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill quits party, says sycophancy is eating into it like ‘termites’

Alleging that sycophancy is “eating into the Congress organisation like termites”, party spokesperson and one of the young faces of the Congress, Jaiveer Shergill, quit the party on Wednesday.

In a letter to party president Sonia Gandhi, Mr. Shergill said that was resigning from post of the national spokesperson and claimed, “the primary reason being that the ideology and the vision of the current decision-makers of the Indian National Congress is no longer in sync with the aspirations of the youth and modern India”.

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“Furthermore, it pains me to say that decision making is no longer for the interest of the public and the country, rather it is influenced by the self-serving interests of individuals indulging in sycophancy and consistently ignoring ground reality. This is something I cannot morally accept or continue to work with,” he added while thanking for the party for all the opportunities.

Speaking with The Hindu, Mr. Shergill claimed that for over a year, he had been consistently asking for time from Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, former party chief Rahul Gandhi and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra but never managed to fix an appointment.

“My own assessment is that maybe I don’t curry favour with a certain coterie and a cabal that now controls access to the top leaders,” he said.

“Sycophancy and coterie is eating into the Indian National Congress as termites,” Mr. Shergill added.

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