Mumbai: Mumbai Youth Congress chief Zeeshan Siddique has complained to party president Sonia Gandhi against Mumbai Congress chief Bhai Jagtap, alleging ill-treatment and injustice.
Recalling the incident when he was denied entry at Rajgriha during Congress’ ‘padyatra’ against rising fuel prices in Mumbai, Zeeshan Siddique alleged that Bhai Jagtap pushed him and used derogatory words against him in front of the party members.
In his letter to the Congress president, Siddique appealed to Sonia Gandhi to take action against the Mumbai Congress chief.
Here is the content of Siddique’s letter:
“Before the morcha many Congress leaders went to Rajgruha. The list of these leaders were given by PCC president Bhai Jagtap ji. Being one of the four Congress MLAs of Mumbai and the president of Mumbai Youth Congress, my name was on the list. Even though my name was on the list and police officials were letting me go through as I am an elected representative as well. When Bhai Jagtap ji saw this he rushed out and said no one else can come in, MLA, VLMA jo bhi ho sab bahar OUT to which i said this is not fair, he then said jo karna hai kar tere ko acha nahi lag raha hai to bhaad me jaa, I was shocked at hearing this, but party leaders besides me told this is the way he usually speaks to all.”
Siddique claimed that when Bhai Jagtap came out he told him that he shouldn’t have disrespected him in front of hundreds of people. As per the Mumbai Youth Congress chief, Bhai Jagtap lost his cool and pushed him and also used derogatory words against him.
“After my Mumbai Youth Congress colleagues saw him push me they got agitated and pushed him back and I had to intervene to stop things as I didn’t want this to happen in public and to protect the image of the party.
I have always faced injustice from Bhai Jagtap ji. Being the fair person you are madam I trust you to take strict action as this type of behaviour does not represent the principle and ethos of Congress party is made up of and I as a true Congressman since birth is truly hurt,” the letter stated.