In a big blow to Rahul Gandhi ahead of Kerala assembly polls, senior leader PC Chacko on Wednesday resigned from the Congress on Wednesday. He is a former Member of Parliament from Thrissur Lok Sabha seat in Kerala.
Chacko on Wednesday submitted his resignation to Sonia Gandhi. In a statement, he said that he made this move because it had become difficult to be a Congress leader in Kerala.
“I'd been deliberating upon this decision for past many days. I come from Kerala where there's no Congress party as such. There are 2 parties - Congress (I) & Congress (A). It's coordination committee of 2 parties functioning as KPCC,” he said.
Talking about his expectations from the party, he said, “Congress is a great tradition. Being a Congress man is prestigious thing but today in Kerala nobody can be a Congress man. One can belong to either 'I group' or 'A group'. So I decided to call it a day. High Command is mute witness to this disaster & there's no remedy.”
He further said that Kerala is facing a crucial election and the people want Congress to come back but there's groupism practiced by top leaders of Congress.