Another Congress leader expelled from party for criticising Sonia, Rahul
However, terming his expulsion from the party as 'dictatorship of Congress,' Azam told reporters that he received information about it (expulsion) from the media.
Bhopal: Senior Congress leader Gufran-e-Azam was today expelled from the party for indulging in anti-party activities.
"Gufran-e-Azam is being expelled from the party by the All India Congress Committee (AICC) for indulging in anti-party activities and making unnecessary statements against the party leadership," state Congress' chief spokesman KK Mishra told reporters here. Azam was indulging in these activities with an aim to directly benefit BJP, he alleged.
Recently, Azam had publicly criticised Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice-President Rahul Gandhi after the dismal performance of the party in the Lok Sabha and state Assembly elections. Azam had questioned their leadership credentials and made statements against them publicly, Mishra said.
However, terming his expulsion from the party as "dictatorship of Congress," Azam told reporters that he received information about it (expulsion) from the media. He said by expelling him from the party without any evidence, proved that whatever charges he had levelled against the party leadership were true.
Azam also charged that the decision was unjustified and warned that he may seek legal remedy since Congress party's constitution says that before expelling any member it is mandatory to issue a notice and seek reply--something that was not followed in his case.
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