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After ‘letter bomb’ explosion, Congress high command summons senior J&K leaders
6/23/2024 10:14:52 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, June 23: Taking seriously the growing infighting in the J&K unit of the Congress after the debacle on the two Lok Sabha seats of Jammu province, party high command has summoned senior leaders for an important meeting at Delhi on June 27.
Highly placed sources said that the decision to summon all senior leaders has been taken by a “letter bomb” explosion.
“The party high command is not going to take any chance before the Assembly elections in J&K so party leadership wants to solve the crisis as early as possible”, sources said and added that about two dozen senior leaders have been called for an emergency meeting on June 27.
Important to mention here that some Congress leaders have been demanding removal of the Vikar Rasool Wani from the post of the J&K PCC chief.
As reported earlier by this newspapers, some party leaders have written to AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge, accusing the local unit president, Vikar Rasool Wani, of “ruining the party” in the Union Territory.
The Congress has consistently lost two parliamentary seats in Jammu to the BJP for three consecutive terms.
“Now, facing another setback, dozens of party leaders are demanding Vikar Rasool’s removal, accusing him of marginalizing senior leaders, fostering factionalism, and creating
The party high command has summoned senior leaders for an important meeting in Delhi on June 27.
The high command wants to solve the crisis as early as possible.
Some leaders have been demanding removal of Vikar Rasool Wani from the post of JKPCC chief.
Congress is facing a crisis as dozens of party leaders are demanding Vikar Rasool’s removal.
an “unprecedented situation” detrimental to the party's operations”, sources said.
Reports said that four letters have been sent to the AICC President and the Congress Working Committee.
“The first letter, dated May 7, criticized Rasool for ignoring office bearers and causing an unprecedented situation within the party”, sources said and another letter was written to Congress Working Committee member Tariq Karra.
Sources said that former MLA Sopore Haji Rashid has written the third letter on May 30.
Rashid, also the senior vice president of PCC, claimed he was sidelined by Vikar Rasool Wani during the election campaign.
The fourth letter sent on June 2 by eight general secretaries, three vice presidents, three secretaries, and a district president, further detailed Rasool's alleged misconduct.
Vikar Rasool was appointed Pradesh Congress Committee president in August 2022, succeeding former minister Ghulam Ahmad Mir. Rasool, a former legislator from Banihal, was once close to former Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad but chose to lead PCC over joining Azad’s new party.
Sources said that the J&K Congress is divided between two groups. While one group owes its allegiance to Vikar Rasool Wani, another group comprises Ghulam Ahmed Mir, Tariq Hamid Karra, and other senior leaders.
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