Nana Patole, Kisan Congress president, resigns from his post

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 29 June 2019, 05:51 PM
Nana Patole was also secretary in-charge of Rajasthan. (File Photo: ANI)
Nana Patole was also secretary in-charge of Rajasthan. (File Photo: ANI)

Resignations of Congress party's leaders continue to pour in on Saturday with Nana Patole, All India Kisan Congress president, resigning from the post. Patole has resigned owning the responsibility of the grand old party's defeat in Lok Sabha Elections 2019. 

"I would like to immediately resign from my post and dissolve whole National Body of Kisan Congress-AICC including State Chairmen in respect and honour of Hon'ble Congress President Shri Rahul Gandhi," the letter reads.

Patole, who lost from Nagpur Lok Sabha seat to Bharatiya Janata Party's Nitin Gadkari, was also secretary in-charge of Rajasthan. 

Earlier on Friday, several Congress leaders tendered mass resignation from their party posts in 'honour of Rahul Gandhi'. A mass resignation letter, doing rounds on social media, showed signs of at least 80 party leaders. 

The resignation letter reads: "I would like to immediately resign from my post in respect and honour of Rahul Gandhi".

Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit also dissolved all the block-level committees of the party on Friday, hours after meeting party president Rahul Gandhi.

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee(DPCC) president Sheila Dikshit has dissolved all the 280 block Congress committees in Delhi "with immediate effect", a party statement said.

Dikshit took this decision "keeping in line with" the report submitted by the five-member fact-finding committee constituted to probe the reasons behind party's massive defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, it said.

The Delhi unit of Congress has apparently failed to recover from differences among its leaders, with the anti-Dikshit group claiming that the block committees could not be resolved without the permission of All India Congress Committee(AICC) incharge of the party PC Chacko.

First Published: Saturday, June 29, 2019 04:10 PM
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