Ashok Tanwar was not given ticket by Congress for this election (Photo Credit: ANI)
Ashok Tanwar, the former Haryana state chief of Congress, on Saturday resigned from the primary membership of the party. Tanwar, who replaced as Haryana unit chief recently, also was not named in the list of candidates for the upcoming assembly elections.
"After long deliberations with party workers and for reasons well known to all Congressman and public, I hereby resign from the primary membership of the @INCIndia" he tweeted.
On Thursday, Tanwar had resigned from all election committees of the party. He resigned from all the post by writing a letter to Gandhi but said he would continue to work to strengthen the party as its 'ordinary soldier'.
Tanwar had alleged that the Congress in Haryana had turned into ‘Hooda Congress’ as those who worked against the party’s interests in the last five years have been given prominence over those who slogged to strengthen the opposition party in Haryana.
On Wednesday, Tanwar along with his supporters had staged a protest outside Sonia Gandhi’s 10 Janpath residence, alleging corruption in the distribution of tickets for the upcoming assembly polls in Haryana. Without spelling out any details, he said if need be, he would give adequate proof of the same to Gandhi.
"The way ticket distribution has been done is not as per practice and laid rules," Tanwar had said, asking the party to spell out the criterion for allocation of tickets.