New Delhi: All is not well within the Delhi Congress unit. Party stalwart and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Diksit on Tuesday blamed the functioning style of Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC), headed by Ajay Maken, the reason behind the exodus of senior party leaders like Arvind Singh Lovely and Amrish Gautam.
While speaking exclusively to news agency ANI, Dikshit, who once headed the PCC said, "The approach which a PCC head should have, of taking everybody together, is not there."
She accused the PCC chief of ignoring Congress party leaders and not paying any heed to their concerns.
"There is some problem with the prevailing system in the PCC. There is an urgent need to amend it," Dikshit told ANI.
"Yes of course. That is the reason (Ajay Maken's way of leadership). What else can be the reason? People worked with me for 15 years when Congress was in power. Did you hear any such news then of people leaving the party?" she said.
In a huge setback for the Congress ahead of MCD elections, former Delhi Congress president and ex-minister Arvinder Singh Lovely joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today.
Recently, three-time Congress MLA, Dalit leader, and ex-Deputy Speaker of the Delhi Assembly, Amrish Gautam, had also joined the BJP.