Days after Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) chief Raj Babbar resigned from the party post owing to party’s poor performance in the state in recently concluded Lok Sabha Elections 2019, 35 office-bearers of state unit quit on Saturday continuing the spate of resignations in the grand old party.
“UP Congress's senior vice president Ranjit Singh Judev, general secretary Aradhna Mishra Mona, vice president RP Tripathi and 10 other leaders have resigned from the party taking moral responsibility for the party's defeat in Lok Sabha elections,” reported news agency ANI.
UP Congress's senior vice president Ranjit Singh Judev, general secretary Aradhna Mishra Mona, vice president RP Tripathi and 10 other leaders have resigned from the party taking moral responsibility for the party's defeat in Lok Sabha elections. pic.twitter.com/eTlYgiLrUO— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 29, 2019
Others who resigned from the UPCC include Satish Ajmani, Shyam Kishore Shukla, Hanuman Tripathi, spokesman Dwijendra Tripathi, Shiv Pandey, Pankaj Tiwari, and Manju Dixit.
More resignations are likely in the party state unit, a senior party leader said.
After Congress president Rahul Gandhi announced his decision to quit in first Congress Working Committee (CWC) meet after party’s dismal performance in general elections, many leaders of state units have followed suit. The Congress president has time and again reiterated that there is no going back on his decision, despite requests by leaders from his party and outside to continue in the post.
Babbar had quit after the party could win only Rae Bareli seat in Uttar Pradesh and even lost its traditional stronghold of Amethi, home turf of party president Rahul Gandhi.
Earlier on Thursday, Party MP Vivek Tankha had quit as the chairman of the party's legal and human rights cell and urged others to do the same to give a free hand to Gandhi to restructure the party at all levels.
Party general secretary in charge of Madhya Pradesh Dipak Babaria, Goa unit chief Girish Chodankar, Delhi PCC's working president Rajesh Lilothia and Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee working president Ponnam Prabhakar have quit, as also a number of other office-bearers in various states.