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‘Eyes wide shut’: Kapil Sibal attacks Congress leadership as ex-MP Sushmita Dev quits party | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Disgruntled Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Monday once again targeted the party leadership as another party leader and former MP Sushmita Dev resigned from the organisation.
“While young leaders leave we ‘oldies’ are blamed for our efforts to strengthen it. The party moves on with: Eyes wide shut,” wrote Sibal on Twitter as he took a dig at the Congress leadership.

Kapil Sibal is a prominent member of the Group of 23 leaders, who had last year written a letter to Sonia Gandhi demanding complete overhaul of the party and a visible leadership on the ground.
Sibal had also recently invited several opposition leaders for a dinner at his residence, where questions were raised on present condition of the Congress and also on its leadership.
The Congress it appears was caught off-guard with the development.
Party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said he will not comment till he speaks with Sushmita.
“I tried speaking with Sushmita Dev, her phone was off. She was a dedicated Congress worker and perhaps is, even today. Congress president Sonia Gandhi has not received any letter from her. She’s mature enough to take her decisions, can’t comment until I speak with her,” Surjewala said.
Congress MP Ripun Bora said “Sushmita Dev was a dedicated Congress leader, never thought she would take such a decision. We were like family. If she had anything against the party, she should have discussed it. I request her to reconsider her decision and withdraw her resignation.”
According to reports, Sushmita Dev is likely to join Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress.
(With inputs from agencies)

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