Scindia resigns as Cong gen secy over party’s defeat in LS polls
7th July 2019
Bhopal, July 7, 2019 (Muslim Saleem): Congress general secretary
Jyotiraditya Scindia on Sunday resigned from his post over party’s
defeat in the Lok Sabha elections. His resignation follows party’s
Mumbai unit chief Milind Deora, who resigned from his post earlier in
the day. “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,” tweeted Scindia on Sunday evening.
Rahul Gandhi resigned as Congress president at a CWC meeting on May 25,
two days after results of the Lok Sabha elections were declared. Last
week, Rahul Gandhi made his farewell note to the Congress party public.
“It would be unjust to hold others accountable, but ignore my own
responsibility as President of the party,” Gandhi, who succeeded his
mother Sonia as the party president in December 2017, wrote in the
signed note he posted on Twitter.
Jyotiraditya Scindia, who was made in charge of western Uttar Pradesh,
lost his own Guna seat from Madhya Paradesh in the just concluded
Lok Sabha polls. In Uttar Pradesh, the Congress could win only one seat
out of 80. Rahul Gandhi lost Amethi to BJP’s Smriti Irani. However,
Rahul went on to win from Wayanad in Kerala.