The Hush Post | 6:54 pm | One-minute read |
Congress leaders are on a resignation spree after Rahul Gandhi quit the president’s post following the drubbing in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls. The latest to join the bandwagon are Jyotiraditya Scindia and Milind Deora. The two leaders announced their resignation from their posts on Sunday.
Jyotiraditya Scindia tendered his resignation from the post of the AICC general secretary.
Scindia took to Twitter and said, “Accepting the people’s verdict and taking accountability, I had submitted my resignation as general secretary of AICC to Rahul Gandhi. I thank him for entrusting me with this responsibility and for giving me the opportunity to serve our party.”
He added, “I am not a leader who gives orders to others. Even I am responsible if performance isn’t good and therefore, I took the decision to resign.”
Scindia was incharge of the Congress in West Uttar Pradesh during the Lok Sabha elections. He himself lost from his bastion in Guna to BJP’s Krishna Pal Yadav.
Meanwhile, media reports suggest Scindia may replace Rahul Gandhi as the next president of the grand old party. Even Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh had rooted for a ‘young dynamic leader’ to lead the party after Rahul Gandhi.
The former Guna MP’s resignation follows Milind Deora who quit as Congress’ Mumbai president on Sunday morning. He said he was looking forward to playing a role at the national level to help stabilise the party. Deora had lost the Lok Sabha election from Mumbai-South constituency to Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant.
After Rahul Gandhi formally resigned as Congress president this week, several Congress leaders have resigned from their posts. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath too has resigned as Madhya Pradesh Congress chief.