Vikramaditya Singh is the son of Senior Congress Leader Dr Karan Singh. They belong to the royal family of Jammu and Kashmir.

Former member of the Legislative Council of Jammu and Kashmir, Vikramaditya Singh, resigned from the Congress party today over a disagreement over Jammu and Kashmir.

“I hereby tender my resignation from primary membership of the Indian National Congress with immediate effect. I believe that the INC is unable to realize and reflect the feelings and aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” Singh said in his letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

Shared the letter on his Twitter handle, Singh said his stance on critical issues such as Jammu and Kashmir is not aligned with the Congress party.

“My stance on critical issues regarding Jammu and Kashmir reflecting national interests does not match that of the Congress party. The party remains disconnected from reality on the ground,” Singh said.

I hereby tender my resignation to the Indian National Congress.

My stance on critical issues regarding Jammu and Kashmir reflecting national interests does not match that of the Congress party. @INCIndia remains disconnected from reality on the ground. @INCJammuKashmir pic.twitter.com/g5cACgNf9y

— Vikramaditya Singh (@vikramaditya_JK) March 22, 2022

Vikramaditya Singh is the son of Senior Congress Leader Dr Karan Singh. They belong to the royal family of Jammu and Kashmir. Karan Singh is the son of the last reigning Maharaja of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, Hari Singh.

Notably, Singh’s resignation comes at a time when many congressional leaders have expressed opposition to The Kashmir Files film – an exodus drama based on the plight of Kashmiri Pandits. A screening of Vikramaditya Singh’s Twitter handle shows him retweeting tweets in support of the Kashmir Files movie, a departure from the official congressional booth.

In a March 17 tweet, Singh said: “What happened in Kashmir was nothing short of genocide. Hindus from Kashmir, Doda, Bhaderwah and Kishtwar were killed and expelled from their homeland. I was in Srinagar in 1989. My family suffered irreparable losses afterwards. Hundreds lost their lives. 30 years later justice & closure awaits all those who suffered as a result of this brutal genocide. It is clear who the players & enablers were. Shameful to see those in denial.”

What happened in Kashmir was nothing short of genocide. Hindus from Kashmir, Doda, Bhaderwah and Kishtwar were killed and expelled from their homeland. I was in Srinagar in 1989. My family suffered irreparable losses afterwards. Hundreds lost their lives.

— Vikramaditya Singh (@vikramaditya_JK) March 17, 2022

While several BJP-ruled states have tax-exempt Kashmir Files, congressional leaders had said the film aims to fuel hatred.



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