Big blow to Gujarat congress ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Congress leader Asha Patel resigned Saturday, accusing the party of factionalism and divisive politics.
Asha Patel is member of the Legislative Assembly from Unjha in Mehsana district, resigned as legislator and also quit the party.
Of the seven Assembly segments, the BJP holds four while the Congress holds three, including Unjha.
In her resignation letter to party president Rahul Gandhi, she said, “On one hand PM Modi has given 10 per cent quota for Economically Weaker Section, while the Congress is trying to create a rift between different castes here.”
She submitted her resignation as MLA to Assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi in Gandhinagar Saturday morning. The Speaker accepted the resignation, sources said. Unjha is one of the seven Assembly segments within the Mahesana Lok Sabha constituency, currently held by the BJP.