Delhi Mahila Congress chief quits; attacks Rahul

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But we were rudely told that he didn't care about Navratra and asked us to go home. "Why is he scared of meeting party workers who ask him questions", she said.

She also hit out at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and the party's Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken. Unlike senior leader Arvinder Singh Lovely, who quit the Congress and joined the BJP earlier this week, Ms Singh has not left the party. Yet. It is because of this attitude of Rahul Gandhi and Ajay Maken that as many as 5 District Presidents and 75 Block Presidents resigned from the organisation.

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She also had a complaint common to several Congress leaders who have rebelled in recent days - Mr Gandhi's disinterest in their problems.

"I am a loyal soldier of the congress party and will continue to remain that, but in the current organisation where I am myself unsafe then how will I empower women in that organisation and that is why I hereby resign from the post of President of Delhi Mahila Congress". "But when we complain of Ajay Maken abusing and threatening us, we are told to take the matter up with Maken", she said.

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When asked why some leaders were calling for his elevation to the post of party president, she said that 'senior most leaders of the party are of the view that Rahul is unfit to lead the Congress. "The issue means nothing to them", the former Delhi Commission for Women chief said. "The Delhi Congress Chief is not able to reach out to leaders as needed. He (Rahul) is unable to run the party", she said.

As per the manifesto, the Congress would set up a separate "Livelihood Security and Compassion Department" with the aim of providing opportunities for the youth, particularly those from the weaker sections of society. The Congress' vote share plummeted to 9.65 per cent and it failed to win a single seat in the Capital where it had been in power for three successive terms under Shiela Dikshit's stewardship.

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