Amid leadership crisis Scindia Deora quit

first_imgNEW DELHI: A section in the Congress wants a young leader to take over from Rahul Gandhi. However, on Sunday, two of the grand old party’s brightest leaders put in their papers.Congress general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from his post over party’s crushing defeat in the Lok Sabha elections. His resignation came barely hours after party’s Mumbai unit chief Milind Deora stepped down after meeting Rahul Gandhi, who has also quit as the Congress chief. Also Read – IAF Day: Tributes paid to soldiers killed in line of duty in Jammu”Accepting the people’s verdict and taking accountability, I had submitted my resignation as General Secretary of AICC to Shri Rahul Gandhi,” Scindia tweeted. “I thank him for entrusting me with this responsibility and for giving me the opportunity to serve our party,” he added. Before the national elections, Gandhi had appointed Scindia and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as in-charges for Uttar Pradesh to resurrect the party in the state that sends the most number of MPs to parliament. The Congress, however, could win only one seat, with BJP winning 62 out of 80 seats in the state. In a huge setback to the Congress, Gandhi was humbled in his family bastion Amethi. Overall, the Congress won only 52 of 543 Lok Sabha seats. Taking responsibility for the loss, Rahul Gandhi had quit as party president on May 25. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps, 20 launch pads along LoCEarlier this week, he shared an open letter on Twitter, listing reasons to quit from the top post. “Rebuilding the party requires hard decisions and numerous people will have to be made accountable for the failure of 2019,” he wrote, adding that it would be “unjust to hold others accountable but ignore my own responsibility as president of the party.” Gandhi had also made it clear that he would take no part in the selection of his successor. P5last_img

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