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Rahul Gandhi's office insulted me, alleges Congress leader Shehzad Poonawalla

Meanwhile, Congress Had Raised Questions Over Poonawalla's Existence In The Party After He Expressed Displeasure Regarding The Process Of Election.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Nabanita Chakorborty | Updated on: 03 Dec 2017, 07:32:23 PM
Congress leader Shehzad Poonawalla accuses Rahul Gandhi's office of insulting him

New Delhi:

Shehzad Poonawalla, the Congress leader and an officer-bearer in Maharashtra Congress, who raised his voice against dynasty politics and election for President post, has accused Congress and Rahul Gandhi's office of insulting him on Sunday.

Talking about the same Poonawalla said, "Today morning, I called Rahul Gandhi's office for an appointment to provide him proof that it was a rigged (Congress president) election before he files his nomination on Monday. I thought Rahul Gandhi has some morality and will stop the election process, but his office insulted me," the news agency ANI reported.

Poonawalla further took the matter to micro-blogging site Twitter and wrote, "Sardar Patel was denied his due years ago; I contacted @OfficeOfRG even today asking his office to meet me so I could give them proofs about the rigged election of RG- they insulted me just like Patel must have been insulted."

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While Congress Presidential Election is around the corner, Shehzad Poonawalla has given birth to a new controversy after on November 29 he called Rahul Gandhi's elevation a slection rather than an election.

"Raising an issue nobody in my party - the Congress will have guts to raise- my conscience will not allow me to stay quiet anymore on Dynasty/ sycophancy," the Congress leader tweeted further.

Meanwhile, Congress had raised questions over Poonawalla's existence in the party after the Congress leader expressed his displeasure regarding the process of the election.

Earlier, on December 1, Shehzad alleged that party's spokesperson Manish Tewari had told him that the Congress was a 'proprietorship' like every other political party in India.

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Moreover, amidst this ongoing debates, Maharashtra Congress unit and Shehzad's family members have also 'disowned' him virtually.

According to state Congress president Ashok Chavan, Poonawalla remarked so with an aim to get 'cheap publicity', and the party has no connection with the same.

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First Published : 03 Dec 2017, 06:43:23 PM