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Congress desertions: Leaders who have left the party

Of late, and to be precise in 2022, the beleaguered Congress has been jolted by stalwarts bidding adieu to the party- the latest being veteran leader Kapil Sibal who also happened to be one of the founders of the G23 group within the party which had the 'audacity' to question the high command. Sibal is now aspiring to enter Rajya Sabha as an independent backed by Samajwadi Party. But prior to Sibal, there were several others who left the party to seek greener pastures. Call it resentment, dissatisfaction or annoyance at being 'left in the lurch', these exits, may derail the journey of rejuvenation that Congress has embarked upon.



Kapil Sibal left the Congress on Wednesday in a bid to enter the Rajya Sabha backed by the Samajwadi Party
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Kapil Sibal left the Congress on Wednesday in a bid to enter the Rajya Sabha backed by the Samajwadi Party
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Former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar was already sulking when he was replaced by Navjot Singh Sidhu last year. Quite often, he did air his grievances but to no avail. Finally on May 14, Jakhar resigned from the party and later joined BJP.
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Former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar was already sulking when he was replaced by Navjot Singh Sidhu last year. Quite often, he did air his grievances but to no avail. Finally on May 14, Jakhar resigned from the party and later joined BJP.
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Young and happening, Pathidar leader Hardik Patel's discreet disenchantment with the party culminated into his exit on May 18.
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Young and happening, Pathidar leader Hardik Patel's discreet disenchantment with the party culminated into his exit on May 18.
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Former Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar on February 15 left the Congress, ending his 46-year-long association with the Grand Old Party. He sent his resignation to Congress President Sonia Gandhi saying he can best serve national causes outside the party fold.
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Former Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar on February 15 left the Congress, ending his 46-year-long association with the Grand Old Party. He sent his resignation to Congress President Sonia Gandhi saying he can best serve national causes outside the party fold.
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On January 25, shock waves travelled within the veins of Congress think thank, when veteran leader and Jharkhand in charge RPN Singh took the exit route. Singh's resignation was a blow to the party ahead of the Uttar Pradesh elections.
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On January 25, shock waves travelled within the veins of Congress think thank, when veteran leader and Jharkhand in charge RPN Singh took the exit route. Singh's resignation was a blow to the party ahead of the Uttar Pradesh elections.
Twitter / @SinghRPN
And let's not forget the likes of Himanta Biswa Sarma, Jitin Prasada, Luizinho Falerio and Jyotiraditya Scindia whose departures in the past were a shocker too
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And let's not forget the likes of Himanta Biswa Sarma, Jitin Prasada, Luizinho Falerio and Jyotiraditya Scindia whose departures in the past were a shocker too
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