MCD results: Maken’s resignation not accepted by Rahul Gandhi, told to wait
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi did not accept the resignations of party’s Delhi chief Ajay Maken and state affairs incharge PC Chacko. They have been asked to wait for a week as the party reviews election results.Updated: Apr 28, 2017 10:49 IST
In the aftermath of its poor performance in the municipal elections, Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken along with state affairs incharge PC Chacko on Thursday met party vice-president Rahul Gandhi to tender their resignations.
Sources said Gandhi had refused to accept their papers and asked them to continue till a decision is taken in this regard. “Gandhi did not accept their resignations. But, Maken and Chacko were not ready to change their decision, so he asked them to wait for a week,” a source said.
He further said the party will convene a meeting within week to review municipal elections results in which their resignations will also be discussed.
Following a crushing defeat in municipal polls on Wednesday, Maken and Chacko had announced their resignation taking responsibility for the defeat. “I could not meet my own expectations, so I am resigning. I will not take any post in the party for a year. I will submit my resignation to the Congress President and Vice President shortly,” he had said.
The party had 83 councillors in three civic bodies however it could manage to win only 30 wards.
First Published: Apr 28, 2017 10:43 IST