Baramulla: Strong resentment is brewing among the cadres of the Congress party after being ‘insulted’ by the leadership during a recent convention at the main town here.
The trouble started after the senior party cadres were allegedly insulted by newcomers during a convention of the youth Congress that was held at the Dak Bungalow here in presence of J&K Congress chief Professor Saifuddin Soz and his son Salman, insiders told Kashmir Reader Friday. The young Congress activists, they said, prevented the seniors from meeting Senior Soz and allegedly insulted them.
“Senior workers have decided to stay away from the party until the high command does not solve the internal rift. We’ll not also campaign for the party or vote or persuade others to vote,” Congress General Secretary, Baramulla, Ghulam Mohammad Shirwani told Kashmir Reader.
The working district President, Aftab Ahmad Beig said that the party was giving due honour to the new comers and were forgetting the senior workers, who have served the party in the difficult times.
“Hundreds of workers reached the venue to attend the convention. However, the youth, who recently joined the party insulted seniors in front of state party chief and his son,” he said.
Soz and his son, he said, remained mute spectators to the insult of the seniors. Hee said that senior party workers have decided not to participate in the upcoming elections.
“We can’t work for the party if we’re not treated well. We’re not against the joining of youth to the party. However, we also deserve due respect,” he said.