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Anand Sharma quits Himachal Congress Steering Committee. Know why

  • What: Senior leader Anand Sharma resigned as chairman of the party’s steering committee for Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections on Sunday.

  • Why: Sharma said he was feeling “humiliated” by the “continuing insults and deliberate exclusions.

  • Statement: In his resignation letter, the senior leader pointed out that he was “neither informed nor invited” for the meetings of the core group of the Himachal Congress and senior leaders on election strategy and preparations held in Delhi and Shimla recently.

  • Background: Sharma was appointed head of the 10-member steering committee for Himachal Pradesh in April.