Former IAS officer S Sasikanth Senthil, who had resigned from service final yr alleging that democracy was being “compromised,” on Sunday introduced his choice to join the Congress occasion. The 2009 Karnataka-cadre officer had quit the IAS final yr and has since participated in lots of protests in opposition to the federal government, together with the anti-NRC/CAA agitations.
I want to inform all that I’ve determined to join the Congress occasion in my effort to proceed the combat. I’ve been an activist attempting to be a voice for the much less privileged all by means of my life, wherever I used to be and would proceed the identical till my final breath. pic.twitter.com/na3fMn4ueM
— sashikanth senthil (@s_kanth) November 8, 2020
He was the Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district when he resigned in September 2019.
He recalled he had stated whereas leaving service that “fundamental building blocks of our diverse democracy are being compromised in an unprecedented manner.”
In a press release uploaded on his official Twitter deal with, Senthil stated the “Congress party is aware of the challenges that the 21st century poses for India and the world and is ready to find solutions alongside the people of the country.”
“In the coming days, I look forward to building this organisation by travelling to corners of the country to spread the message of our Constitution and understanding our people and pondering on ways to make their lives better,” he stated.
He stated the Congress occasion as a motion has been according to the founding ideologies of the Constitution and that the “current leadership understands the spirit of this ideological fight and recognises that India has to be for all.”
The former bureaucrat stated Tamil Nadu “is the final frontier” for divisive forces, including Tamil folks at all times believed in “social equity”.
“I will stand with them until my last breath to protect these core values of Tamil Nadu. I have remained an activist at heart and will continue to do so within the Congress party also,” he added.