Milind Deora and Jyotiraditya Scindia follow Rahul Gandhi, resign from their post




Milind Deora (L) and Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from their respective posts

Days after Rahul Gandhi resigned as Congress president, in the wake of the drubbing in the recent Lok Sabha election, party general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia and Mumbai Congress president Milind Deora on Sunday announced their resignation from their respective posts.

Congress general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from his post taking responsibility for the party’s poor performance in the Lok Sabha polls. Whereas Deora resigned from state president post likely to take up a new post in the central team.

“Accepting the people’s verdict and taking accountability, I had submitted my resignation as General Secretary of AICC to Shri @RahulGandhi.

“I thank him for entrusting me with this responsibility and for giving me the opportunity to serve our party,” Scindia tweeted.

“I had accepted MRCC presidentship in the interest of uniting the party. I felt I should also resign after meeting Rahul Gandhi. I suggested a panel and am being consulted by leaders to identity names. I look forward to playing a national role to help stabilise the party. Needless to say, I will continue to guide and unite Mumbai Congress” said Deora in a statement issued by his office.

In a covert message on Twitter, Congress Leader Sanjay Nirupam targetted Milind Deora.

“Resignation inheres spirit of sacrifice. People are demanding national level post next moment. Is this resignation or a way to promotion? Party should be aware of such diligent persons,” he tweeted.

The Congress had suffered losses in all six Lok Sabha constituencies in Mumbai. Barely a month before polls, Deora was appointed as a replacement of former city Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam.

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