Punjab, Jharkhand, Assam Congress chiefs too quits

The resignation `drama’ is continuing in Congress following disastrous defeat in Lok Sabha polls. Three more state Congress chiefs resigned today taking ‘moral responsibility’ for party’s poor performance for the defat, days after the PM Modi-led NDA swept to power bagging 352 of 542 seats .

These resignations take to six the number of party unit chiefs who have resigned after the its poor show in the Lok Sabah elections — the others being UP party chief Raj Babbar, Odisha’s Niranjan Patnaik and Ashok Chavan of Maharashtra.

Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jhakar emailed his resignation to Rahul Gandhi taking moral responsibility for losing to actor Sunny Deol from Gurdaspur though the party did reasonably well winning 8 of the states 13 seats as compared to 3 seats in 2014. The BJP and its ally SAD won two each.

Congress chief in Jharkhand, Ajoy Roy, sent in his resignation taking moral responsibility for the party’s poor show in the state where they won just one of the state’s 14 seats.

The other party leader to quit was Assam unit chief Ripun Bora, who in a letter to Gandhi, wrote: ““whatever may be the reasons for this humiliating defeat of my party in Assam, my conscience doesn’t allow me to continue as president of Assam PCC (Pardesh Congress committee).”

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