Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Congress President and yesteryear Bollywood actor Raj Babbar has tendered his resignation, amid speculation of some Brahmin leading the party in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, as party president. The recent development followed Congress’ worst performance in recent Lok Sabha bypolls to Gorakhpur and Phulpur, where their deposits were seized.
Babbar himself confirmed on Wednesday morning that he has resigned. “I have done what the party high command wanted,” he said.
However, sources said Babbar will continue in his office, till a new President is appointed by the party high command.
The Bollywood actor may be given an important post, like of national campaign convenor for the Lok Sabha polls by the party.
The report also quoted sources as saying the party is eyeing a prominent leader from the Brahmin community as Babbar’s replacement. Jitin Prasad, Rajesh Mishra and Laliteshpati Tripathi were to be considered as possible replacements for Raj Babbar’s recent resignation, the report added.