A group claiming to be Indian Congress Party from New Jersey conducted a prayer outside Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi was considred to be undergoing treatment.
After this, Dr Karan Singh, AICC chairman, sent a letter of clarification to Congress leaders in the US.
‘It has come to our attention that some local new Jersey people have started a new party, which they have named ‘Indian Congress Party of USA. They have also used All India Congress Committee Logo and pictures of our congress leaders. These entities are unauthorized and we urge people to be aware of these scams.
‘There is only one legitimate Indian Congress Party in USA. It is ‘Indian National Overseas Congress’ of which Dr Surinder Malhotra, is president, Shudh Jasuja is national vice president, George Abraham is secretary general along with eleven executive members who are authorized by me.
‘INOC-USA has several chapters. The New Jersey chapter president is Mrs. Pam Kwatra. Any other entity or party, who are claiming to be part of Indian National Congress are unauthorized.’