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Savitribai Phule Resigns From Congress For 'Not Being Heard'

Publish Date: 27 Dec, 2019 10:57 AM   |   Arnima  

New Delhi: Savitribai Phule has resigned from the Congress party, a year after switching from the Bharatiya Janata Party to the former. Phule announced that she will form her own outfit stating that her voice was not being heard in the Congress. Phule has tendered her resignation on Thursday. It is to be mentioned that Savitribai Phule was welcomed in the Congress in May 2019.

The party had hoped that her strong Dalit connection would help it in East Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The leader, however, failed to garner enough votes from Bahraich despite being the sitting member of parliament from there.

The female politician had left the saffron party in December 2018 alleging that the BJP was playing divisive politics and was misusing money to construct temples and statues.

When she had joined the Congress she had stated that the Constitution was under threat in the BJP regime as the saffron party wanted to do away with reservation and that if anyone could stop the party at national level it was the Congress.

It is worth mentioning that Savitribai phule's stint with the Bharatiya Janata party had started after she left Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party. The lady politician was with the saffron party 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 elections also.