Congress Leader CR Kesavan Resigns From Party

Guwahati: Congress leader CR Kesavan, who is also the great-grandson of C Rajagopalachari, India’s first Indian Governor General left the party on February 22.

In a letter to the party’s president Mallikarjun Kharge, CR Kesavan expressed his disappointment over the lack of any “vestige of the value” that had once inspired him to work for the organisation.

He wrote in the letter, “This is why I had recently declined an organizational responsibility at the national level and also refrained from participating in the Bharat Jodo Yatra,” adding, “I can no longer in good conscience say that I concur with what the Party currently symbolizes, stands for…”

Kesavan had joined Congress in 2000 after working in the United States for several years.

He stated that he was joining the Congress “with the belief that the party represents the concern and the interests of Indian people under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi.”

In 2003, he was appointed to the National Council of the Indian Youth Congress.

In 2005, he was appointed state minister and vice president of Sriperumbudur’s Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD).

The RGNIYD rose to prominence as a national institution in 2014. He contributed to the development of a unique Youth Index and the nation’s youth strategy.

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