Resignation drama in the grand old party continues after Congress General Secretary in-charge of Madhya Pradesh Deepak Babria resigned, on Friday, in response to Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi's disapproval of leaders not taking responsibility for the party's dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections. This is one of the many Congress leaders who have resigned from their party post 'in honour and respect of Rahul Gandhi' as stated in their resignation letters on Friday. Here is the list of resigning members:
Apart from the above mentioned top members of various Congress Committees, almost 70 additional Congress members resigned from their posts on Friday.
Earlier in the day, the Congress on Friday dissolved all its 280 block committees in the national capital, as decided by the Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit. Following this development, Congress also dissolved its Telangana block committee which had 120 members.
In a major jolt to the grand old party, Vivek Tankha - the party's Dept chairman Law, RTI & HR, and Rajya Sabha MP for Madhya Pradesh, on Thursday, had unequivocally submitted his resignation taking responsibility for the dismal Lok Sabha performance of the Congress Party. He added that all party position holders should resign giving Congress chief Rahul Gandhi a free hand to choose his team.
Previously, on Thursday, Kamal Nath had been the first Congress leader to come forward and take responsibility for the Congress' Lok Sabha loss after Republic TV sources had reported that Rahul Gandhi was upset with senior leaders of the party as despite him tendering his resignation no senior leader came forward to take the responsibility of the party's failure in the Lok Sabha.
Stirring further controversy in his resignation saga, Rahul Gandhi had yet again stated that he was resigning but would still continue to work for the party.
The party has been entangled in a leadership turmoil since Rahul Gandhi offered his resignation as Congress Chief during the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on May 25, as the Congress managed to secure only 52 seats in the recent Lok Sabha elections which also saw Gandhi lose his bastion -Amethi, to BJP leader Smriti Irani.