One more politician quits Congress, says “My voice not being heard”

The prominent Scheduled Caste leader, on Thursday, ended her political career in India’s oldest grand party as well, saying her voice was not being heard.

New Delhi: In recent Jharkhand elections, Congress might have made its come back into politics by joining hand with allies but a turmoil could be sensed inside the party.

After 2019 general elections, former BJP leader Savitribai Phule had joined Congress in March alleging that the ruling party (BJP) “was trying to create divisions in the society”.

The prominent Scheduled Caste leader, on Thursday, ended her political career in India’s oldest grand party as well, saying her voice was not being heard.

The leader was also associated with Mayawati’s BSP for some time. However, she joined BJP in 2000 and contested the Assembly elections in 2002, 2007 and 2012. She managed to win the 2012 elections and later the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. And had resigned from the basic membership of BJP on the death anniversary of BR Ambedkar last year.

It is to be mentioned that while Savitribai Phule was in BJP, she was raising her voice against the party and its policies which made the party high command angry. She was also seen openly criticizing party’s policies several times and had also made objectionable remarks against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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