In a jolt to the Congress party in Uttar Pradesh, its state unit vice president Pankaj Malik and his father Harendra Malik, who was a member of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s advisory committee, quit the party on Tuesday.
Pankaj Malik, also a former MLA, released to the media a letter he has sent to the state congress president resigning from the primary membership of the Congress. At a press conference, senior Congress leader and former MP Harendra Malik announced his decision to leave the party.
— Pankaj malik mla (@pankajmalikinc) October 19, 2021
He said that he has not yet decided to join any political party and will take a decision after a discussion with his supporters. The development came on a day Priyanka Gandhi announced that the Congress will give 40 percent tickets to women in the coming UP assembly elections.