Congress President Rahul Gandhi has cancelled the appointment of Kumar Ashish as AICC Secretary attached with his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who was appointed the AICC General Secretary in-charge of UP East, last month.
A statement by AICC General General Secretary, KK Venugopal, read, “Hon’ble Congress President, Shri Rahul Gandhi has cancelled the appointment of Shri Kumar Ashish as AICC Secretary attached with Smt. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, General Secretary for UP-East with immediate effect.”
He said that Ashish had now been replaced with Sachin Naik. Ashish was appointed as AICC Secretary attached with Priyanka only on Tuesday, when the party also named Zubair Khan and Bajirao Khade as other two secretaries. Rana Goswami, Dhiraj Gurjar and Rohit Chaudhary were appointed as AICC secretaries attached with Jyotiraditya Scindia, AICC General Secretary in-charge of UP West.
Rahul Gandhi’s decision to sack Ashish came after several JDU and Congress supporters in Bihar took to social media to highlight the former’s alleged involvement in the infamous papers’ leak scam.
This is new AICC secretary attached to Priyanka Gandhi
Kumar ashish he was arrested several times earlier in connection of question paper leak and railway job scam.@KBByju @priyankac19 @BJP4India @vidyarthee @amitmalviya @sambitswaraj @RahulGandhi @priyankagandhi @kcvenugopalmp pic.twitter.com/vsJ7fDZ98c
— Soorma Bhopali (@SoormaBhopali3) February 20, 2019
What Is the Eligibility criteria of @INCIndia to get high post & tickets?
Person must b huge Corrupted & Caught in any of the cases
Like sex scandal (CG CM), papers leak,( Ashish Kumar) Disrespecting women’s ( IT Cell chief of Congis).
If you have all these no need। of influence https://t.co/qbLIWlxpOx
— Suresh…🇮🇳 (@suresh1475) February 20, 2019
Meanwhile, Priyanka on Wednesday visited the families of slain CRPF jawans Amit Kumar Kori and Pradeep Kumar in Shamli in Uttar Pradesh. Both were killed in a terror attack in Pulwama on 14 February.
The Congress has tasked Priyanka with a responsibility to revive the party in the state.