Sonia Gandhi asks Congress heads of five states to resign post-Assembly poll debacle

Updated on Mar 15, 2022 10:40 PM IST

Uttarakhand Congress president Ganesh Godiyal resigned from the post soon after. Taking to Twitter, Godiyal wrote, “Taking moral responsibility for the party's defeat in the State Assembly elections, I have submitted my resignation today.”

File photo of Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi.
File photo of Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi.
By, New Delhi

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday asked the party's state unit chiefs of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur to put in their papers to facilitate reorganisation of the Pradesh Congress Committees.

The information was shared by Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.

The grand old party has very little to show performance-wise in the recently concluded Assembly elections in the five states. Besides a poor show in UP, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, it lost Punjab, one of the last three remaining states where it was in power. Punjab was headed by cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu. 

Soon after, Uttarakhand Congress president Ganesh Godiyal resigned from the post. Taking to Twitter where he posted his resignation letter, Godiyal wrote, “Taking moral responsibility for the party's defeat in the State Assembly elections, I have submitted my resignation today.”

The move comes two days after the Congress Working Committee (CWC) held a meeting that continued for over four hours and urged Gandhi to continue to lead and initiate changes required to strengthen the party.

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The CWC also rejected her offer to make any and every sacrifice for the party, which was construed by some as an offer of Gandhi family to step aside, and reposed faith in her leadership.

"We will fight on. We will overcome. We will continue to raise your voice," the party said.

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