Avtar Singh Bhadana, a known Hooda critic who lost the last Lok Sabha elections from his traditional Faridabad seat to BJP's Krishan Pal Gujjar, sent his resignation to Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

"I have resigned from Congress as I was unhappy the way things are going on in the party," he said.

The 56 year old former MP said he had apprised the party high command of the activities going on in Congress in Haryana.

"People within Congress worked against the party nominee (himself) in the (Faridabad) Lok Sabha seat," he said, adding he had earlier sought action against those who worked against him ahead of Lok Sabha polls.

Attacking Hooda for his style of functioning, Bhadana said "under the leadership of Hooda, Congress in Haryana is on verge of extinction".

Of late, Avtar Singh Bhadana had been particularly vocal against Hooda's policies and programmes. "I was waiting that after getting feedback from me, the Congress president will take some action but nothing was done," he said.

Avtar Singh Bhadana said he would seek the opinion of his supporters and then decide his next line of action.

Asked whether he is going to join Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), he said everything will be clear in a couple of days.

Congress has been hit by in-house rebellion ahead of assembly elections in Haryana due later this year.

Senior Congress leader Chaudhary Birender Singh was removed from the Congress Working Committee and was slapped a showcause notice after he met BJP chief Amit Shah here.

Ajay Singh Yadav resigned from BS Hooda ministry but the matter was later resolved with the intervention of the Congress' central leadership.

Before this, Gurgaon MP Rao Inderjeet Singh left Congress before the Lok Sabha election and he is now a BJP minister in the Narendra Modi cabinet.

Congress had won only one of the ten Lok Sabha seats in the state and since the critics of Hooda within the party have been gunning for his scalp.

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