Discuss the major issue which led to the formal split of the Congress Party in 1969.

1. Despite Indira Gandhi’s reservation, syndicate nominated Neelam sanjeeva Reddy as a presidential candidate.

2. Indira Gandhi retariated this by nominating V V Giri then vice president as president candidate as independent.

3. V V Giri won due to diplomatic efforts and syndicate nominated candidate was defeated.

4. This led to split in the congress.

The mere power differences got turned into differences in ideologies and hence split in Congress.