In what could dampen the spirit of Bihar Congress before crucial Lok Sabha elections, senior leader and spokesman Vinod Sharma resigned on Saturday after being upset that the party demanded proofs of IAF strikes in Balakot, Pakistan.
Sharma sent a letter to Congress President Rahul Gandhi and said the demand of proofs was "childish" and that he was "ashamed of being called a Congressman".
Sharma said party workers may follow his footsteps
Sharma, who served as President of NSUI Bihar from 1996 to 2000, said he wrote to RaGa to tell him about sensibilities of workers, but his concerns weren't entertained. He even said several party workers may follow his footsteps.
Senior Congress leaders demanded proof of airstrikes
Notably, the airstrikes have gained a lot of attention in political circles. Earlier, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said that if the US showed evidence after eliminating Osama bin Laden in 2011, the Centre (ruled by BJP) should do the same.
His colleague Kapil Sibal concurred. Citing international media reports which claimed strikes didn't cause casualties, Sibal accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "politicizing terror".