New Delhi: Ever since the results of the Lok Sabha election 2019, the rank and file in the Congress organisation have gone topsy-turvy. It began with Rahul Gandhi‘s resignation from the post of Congress president. After several other resignations, now Jyotiraditya Scindia has followed suit. Scindia has resigned as the general secretary of the Congress. He shared the information on his official Twitter account.
“I accept the mandate and taking responsibility, I have submitted my resignation to Rahul Gandhi as the general secretary of the All India Congress Committee (AICC),” Jyotiraditya Scindia tweeted with his official Twitter account.
“I thank him (Rahul Gandhi) for giving me this responsibility and giving me the opportunity to serve the party,” Scindia said, elaborating that he had sent his resignation to Congress president Rahul Gandhi 8-10 days ago. He said, “I have not resigned today.”
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.
— Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) July 7, 2019
Many Congress leaders resigned before Scindia
The Congress had put Jyotiraditya Scindia in charge of its campaign in western Uttar Pradesh during the Lok Sabha election. However, despite all their effort, the Congress got nothing but defeat from across the country including Uttar Pradesh.
Congress won only one seat from Uttar Pradesh. After seeing the figures, Rahul Gandhi had raised questions about the working style of many veteran leaders.
Veteran leaders from Assam to Punjab, from Madhya Pradesh to Rajasthan had resigned from their respective posts by 27 May, pending acceptance by the high command. So far, 13 senior leaders from different States have sent their resignation to the Congress president.
Earlier, Milind Deora had resigned, taking responsibility for the Congress’s defeat in the Lok Sabha election. The Mumbai unit president of the Congress Milind Deora resigned from his post a few hours earlier.
After resigning, Deora said that he hoped to play a national role to strengthen the party. Deora has recommended the formation of a temporary committee consisting of three senior Congress leaders for the Maharashtra Assembly elections to be held later this year.