New Delhi: After Congress chief Rahul Gandhi announced that he wants to quit the party as its chief, three state Congress chiefs have resigned after the party’s poor performance in 2019 Lok Sabha poll taking the total number of state unit chiefs expressing their desire to quit from three to six.
While Assam PCC chief Ripun Bora and Jharkhand PCC chief Ajoy Kumar sent their resignations last week to AICC chief Rahul Gandhi owning moral responsibility of the party’s poor performance in their respective states, Punjab PCC president Sunil Jakhar had sent his resignation after losing to actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol in Gurdaspur, on May 24.
However, Rahul is yet to accept the resignation of Ajoy Kumar. Congress won just one of the 14 seats in Jharkhand. Congress ally JMM bagged one seat while BJP won in the remaining 12.
Meanwhile, Bora’s resignation is revealing infighting within Congress in Assam as the PCC vice-president Dwijen Sarma said, “Bora had lost the faith of party workers as their chief a long time ago.”
According to Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi, Congress needs to “restructure”.
Earlier, Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan, Odisha Congress chief Niranajan Patnaik and UP Congress chief Raj Babbar had offered to resign. Karnataka Congress chief HK Patil has also resigned already.