Ghulam Nabi Azad, a senior Congress leader, has left the party after nearly five decades. Before breaking relations with the Congress, Ghulam Nabi Azad called the party’s top leaders to account. He asserted that the country’s oldest party had been “completely annihilated.” Azad accused the party’s top leadership of “cheating” in internal elections.
Ghulam Nabi Azad named a security guard in his resignation letter. Why did Ghulam Nabi Azad interrogate this man? Ghulam Nabi Azad also called the leaders of Rahul’s entourage into question. Azad claimed that all of this occurred because the party’s leadership attempted to impose a non-serious candidate on the party for the last eight years.
Ghulam Nabi Azad has referred to the security guard in his resignation letter, possibly KB Byju, the Hindustan Times reported. According to the report, Byju was earlier part of the Special Protection Group that joined Rahul Gandhi’s team after he became general secretary. Byju does not hold any formal position in the Congress but his stature in the party continued to grow. Byju handles important tasks besides Rahul Gandhi’s security.
According to Congress leaders, Byju has grown in influence since managing Rahul Gandhi’s visits. Byju determines who will spend the most time with Rahul Gandhi. In addition, he shares the platform with Rahul Gandhi. Byju’s stature can be gauged by the fact that he went to Captain Amarinder Singh as Rahul Gandhi’s personal envoy during the Congress conflict in Punjab.
In his resignation letter, Azad also mentioned Rahul Gandhi’s inner circle. It is aimed indirectly towards KC Venugopal. Rahul Gandhi holds a particular place in his heart for KC Venugopal. Venugopal’s position was raised to general secretary in 2017. Rahul Gandhi became Congress President the same year. Venugopal was perceived as being difficult to approach. Many senior figures, including Azad, were enraged as a result.