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Congress leader sacked for calling Rahul Gandhi ‘Pappu’

Statesman News Service | Meerut |

The Congress on Wednesday suspended the district president of the party's Meerut unit for sharing an objectionable post against party vice president Rahul Gandhi.

Vinay Pradhan was sacked by the chairman of state congress disciplinary committee Ramkrishna Dwivedi on referring to Rahul Gandhi as 'Pappu' in a WhatsApp message.

Pradhan, however has held his  party rivals responsible for manipulating the issue against him and said that before being suspended he wasn't even given a chance to give an explanation.

It all started after Pradhan forwarded a post on party's WhatsApp group on Monday in which the author of the write up had lashed out on BJP and RSS for projecting congress leader Rahul Gandhi as  'Pappu' inspite of the fact that he had been relentlessly fighting for issues related to students, youths and farmers.

 A group of partymen used it as ammunition against Pradhan saying that he deliberately circulated the post in the group in which Rahul was referred as 'Pappu'.

They also accused Pradhan of joining a rival party soon.