Whether it is sports or politics, the process of winning and losing continues. But after the defeat in the politics of Uttarakhand, the gap of discord in the Congress has become like a rift. After the defeat, one should start dealing with the reasons which have led to the defeat. But here instead of churning on defeat, the ball is being thrown in each other’s court reasoning the defeat. The issue in Uttarakhand is that Congress saw the face of defeat. If there is a defeat, there must have been a churning too. But after a little consultation, the process of commentary and accusations and counter-allegations is still going on.
Apart from the important churning on the party’s defeat, there is a mutual discord in Congress. Instead of churning on defeat, blaming each other started, the round of counter-attacks continues among the people. The situation in Uttarakhand Congress is that of blaming each other for the defeat. Aqeel Ahmed, who demanded Muslim University on behalf of the congress. Actions were taken against him. Many things were said against him. But who is Ahmed blaming? Because the accused and the allegations are very strange.
Former Congress leader Aqeel Ahmed, who demanded Muslim University in Uttarakhand, said in an exclusive conversation,” I stayed with Pritam Singh and Aryanendra Sharma, but they were given tickets. that’s the reason why I was angry with them…The Party in charge Devendra Yadav came to my house, he promised to accept the 10-points demand, the demand of Muslim University was one of them which was not opposed before going to the media. Now I am expelled, I gave 15 years to the party.. what is my fault?”
‘In 2017 congress lost. Was it because of my statement?.. Former CM Harish Rawat lost from 2 seats. If Congress lost in Uttarakhand because of my statement, So why did Congress lose in other states? I demand from the high command that if I am expelled, then the party in charge Devendra Yadav, Mohan Prakash, and Aryanendra Sharma were also present with me and none of them refused for the Muslim University. So the party must take action against them also. Senior leader Ranjit Rawat is considered as a broker of former CM Harish Rawat.. and he is saying that opium intoxication is now broken, So was he his broker earlier? The reason for the defeat of the Congress is factionalism… sycophants are given tickets… loyal workers are ignored. Candidates are fielded from parasuits.’
Regarding Muslim University, Aqeel Ahmed said that we will build a Muslim University with the help of our people. Everyone’s children will study there. I will contest elections from Haridwar on this issue in 2024.
On being accused to have connections with BJP, he said that anyone says anything to make allegations.. but BJP has ruined the country.. and I have always opposed the BJP… also accused for the mess in EVM.
‘There was churning on the defeat in the party, I was not invited. The rhetoric against me continued…’, states Mr.Ahmed.
‘The Former state president Ganesh Godiyal has asked not to issue the letter to me, but the in-charge has given me a letter to be the state vice-president. Why did he say so after one or one and a half months? I can not act toady to anyone. Neither Ganesh Godiyal nor Harish Rawat.. nor Pritam Singh. But I am stuck between the two…’ added Aqeel.
‘The status of Minister of State was given to me by Harish Rawat Ji in 2016, I was not having any connection with him. Then why the post was given to me? Nothing ill is ever shared with me by Harish Rawat and Pritam Singh regarding each other.’ States Aqeel Ahmed.
‘Many popsicles were shown by Harish Rawat, he made me work hard for two and a half years by giving me the post of state minister before the elections. I am sidelined for being a Muslim leader and not getting my share. I got punished for being a Muslim or else I would have been MLA.
Why Ranjeet Rawat is excluded? He should also be expelled…he is accused of selling tickets. 100 percent of tickets for Sahaspur were sold. Aryendra Sharma was rejected by the people twice, the one who defeated PCC president in 2017.. why was he given a ticket? Was there any greed from him? All this should be investigated.’ Added agonized Aqeel.
On the allegations of trying to defeat Harish Rawat’s daughter, he said that I did the work of making the candidate of aimim in Haridwar rural. and made Harish Rawat’s daughter win…!
On Harish Rawat’s allegations, Aqeel Ahmed said –‘ I will shoot myself if I prove my complicity with BJP. Those who are defaming the party, they should be thrown out of the party. Devendra Yadav, the Party in charge is arrogant about the defeat of Congress in 2022…he doesn’t give time to meet, makes you wait. Deepika Pandey used to consider herself president, she used to push. Harish Rawat thinks of himself as the biggest Leader. Pritam Singh wanted to win his people and become CM.’
“Now I will bring the reality to Delhi… Their truth will be told in the whole of Uttarakhand. Those who defeated the party still remain in the party. On future strategy, he said that I will fight the 2024 elections only on the issue of Muslim University.” Quoted Aqeel.
Questions raised on expulsion also…”My junior expelled me. I don’t understand this expulsion…!”