Congressmen Resign En Masse in Huge Setback to Party

Congressmen Resign En Masse in Huge Setback to Party

Rahul Gandhi Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, June 29, 2019:

A mass resignation has been tendered by Congress office-bearers on Friday after MP Vivek Tankha quit as the chairman of the party's legal and human rights cell.

He urged others to follow suit to give a free hand to Rahul Gandhi to restructure the party at all levels.

Top Congress leaders like general secretary in charge of Madhya Pradesh Dipak Babaria and Goa unit chief Girish Chodankar have tendered their resignation.

Rajesh Lilothia, Delhi PCC's working president and Ponnam Prabhakar, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee working president have also resigned along with a number of other office-bearers in various states.

A common letter of resignation has been posted on social media with the names and signatures of certain Congressmen, including those of Haryana Mahila Congress chief Sumitra Chauhan and All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretaries Rajesh Dharmani and Virender Rathore.

According to reports, the Congress leaders quit to give Rahul Gandhi the liberty to choose a new team in the wake of the Lok Sabha election disaster even as he remains adamant on giving up the presidency.

Tendering of mass resignation started on Thursday night with Vivek Tankha

After tendering resignation from the post, Vivek Tankha said that the Congress cannot afford a stalemate for too long and urged Gandhi to revive the Congress as "a fighting force".

The twitter has been flooded with the tweets of the Congressmen with innumerous tweets.

Tankha tweeted: "We all should submit our resignations from party positions and give Rahulji a free hand to choose his team... Party cannot afford a stalemate for too long."

"Rahulji, please make drastic changes to revive the party as a fighting force. You have the commitment and determination. Just cobble a good, acceptable and influential nation-wide team."

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has said he had offered to resign as the state Congress chief.

Others who resigned include Haryana Women Congress chief Sumitra Chouhan, General Secretary Netta P Sangma of Meghalaya, Secretary Virender Rathore, Chhattisgarh Secretary Anil Chaudhary, Madhya Pradesh Secretary Sudhir Chaudhary and Haryana Secretary Satyavir Yadav, etc.

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