Seventeen ruling Congress councillors in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi resigned on Thursday protesting against the resumption of the controversial sealing drive by the civic body in New Delhi.
Out of them, 13 were members in the MCD's standing committee.
Earlier, four party councillors had tendered resignations to their party leader and Leader of the House Jitender Kochar protesting the action against 44,000 traders who had submitted affidavits to the Supreme Court assuring voluntary closure of their commercial establishments running in residential areas.
The standing committee members who resigned included Sanjay Puri, Mukesh Goel, Mariam Kaur, Brij Mohan Sharma, Satbir Sharma and Jamil Ahmed Mulla.
The councillors who sent their resignation to Kochar were Ramesh Pandit, Prem Kumar, Deepika Khullar and Anil Kumar Vashisht.