Nafees Fazal quits Congress

Former minister and member of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) Nafees Fazal has resigned from the party’s membership.

In a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi on March 28, Fazal has said, “I was humiliated by the state Muslim leaders as our chief minister being new to the party gave them a free hand. Some of the central leaders have no time to hear the party workers’ grievances and have an attitude.”

In the copy of the letter which has been released to the media, Nafees has not named the Muslim leaders who humiliated her.

She said she was the first Muslim woman to be made a minister in Karnataka. She has tendered her resignation from the AICC and the primary membership of the Congress party. “Reasons best known to you, I was unable to get an appointment to meet you and share my grievances with you,” she told Sonia in her letter.

Nafees said she joined the Congress in 1978. She a was minister in the S M Krishna government. Recently, Krishna quit the Congress and joined the BJP.

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