Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) General Secretary and MLA Jitendra Awhad on Sunday wrote an open letter to Rahul Gandhi, requesting him to withdraw his resignation and lead the Congress from the front. Remembering his NSUI days, Jitendra Awhad said that he believes in Congress’s ideology even though he belongs to the NC.
Taking to social media, Jitendra Awhad wrote: “I believe in what you have said repeatedly that Congress is a thought, a philosophy which is the only glue that binds this multicultural country together as one nation. You can safely assume I am writing this letter to you as a follower of this ideology, no matter I belong to the Nationalist Congress Party, your alliance partner, yet treating the same ideology sacrosanct.”
The NC leader also said that he has been restless for the last 75 days and was in pain when he saw the crisis in Congress, arising out of Rahul Gandhi’s resignation.
Praising Rahul Gandhi, Jitendra Awad said that the Congress leader was “sensitive in ruthless” political scenario and then requested him to change his decision to quit.
“You are the inevitable choice for them once the divisive, thuggish politics of the current dispensation, full of cokamamies is exposed. Please do not throw the towel till then. You need to hold the fort in such a difficult time and pass the real test of leadership. Yes, morality, modesty, and humility are appreciated, but so does the fighting spirit! In fact, it is revered,” Awadh writes.
It is interesting to note that Awadh’s open letter to Rahul Gandhi came at a time when many leaders have quit the party just ahead of the Maharastra assembly elections.
After the Lok Sabha elections results and Congress-NCP’s dismal performance, there were talks of a merger of Congress and NCP, which were later denied by Sharad Pawar.