Expelled Congress leader Barkha Singh Shukla joins BJP

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A day after she was expelled, former Congress leader Barkha Shukla Singh joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday.

Singh, a former Chief of the Delhi Commission for Women met BJP’s national Vice President and Delhi in-charge Shyam Jaju on Saturday afternoon, an office bearer of Delhi BJP said.

Singh was expelled from the Congress on Friday for undertaking anti-party activities.

 

On Thursday she resigned from all party posts raising questions over the leadership of Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken.

While resigning as chief of DPCC’s women wing, Barkha Singh had said: “Rahul Gandhi is unfit to lead the party.”

erming the party hypocrite, she said while the party expected women Congress workers to protest against BJP’s Vinay Katiyar for making absurd remarks about Priyanka Gandhi, “we were told by Alankar Sawai in his office that we should take up the matter (of misbehaviour) with Maken himself”.

Congress is suffering under the ineffective leadership of Rahul, who is “mentally unfit” to run the party, said Singh. “Why is he hiding? Why is he scared of meeting his own party members? Several senior leaders have quit the party because of his reluctance to address issues within the organisation. He is only interested in meeting sycophants.” It is because of this attitude of both Rahul and Maken that “five district and 75 block presidents have resigned”, she claimed. However, she made it clear that she would remain a “loyal soldier” of Congress. “But in the current organisation where I myself feel unsafe, how will I empower women in it? That’s why I am resigning from the post,” she said.

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