Winds of change in Congress? Now Raj Babbar resigns as UP Congress chief

Reportedly, the Congress is in search of a Brahmin face to replace the Uttar Pradesh unit chief Raj Babbar.


The Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar has reportedly resigned from his post. The development comes after Congress’ poor performance in the recently concluded Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha by-polls. However, the reports said that the party high Command is yet to accept his resignation.

Raj Babbar also posted a cryptic message on Twitter which also hints at his possible resignation. He shared a poem written by poet Kedarnath Singh. Here is the tweet:

According to some media reports, until the actor-turned politician’s resignation is confirmed, he will continue to hold the post of Uttar Pradesh unit’s chief. The reports have also suggested that the party is in search of a Brahmin face to replace Raj Babbar.

Both the Congress candidates from Gorakhpur and Phulpur respectively had to lose their deposits. The vote share of the candidates was not much flattering. In Phulpur, Congress managed to get only 2.64% of the vote share while in Gorakhpur the vote share was only 2% of the votes polled. The Congress President Rahul Gandhi after the defeat had tweeted and said that the party needed a rebuilding in the biggest state of India. However, he also mentioned that it is not possible overnight.

Reportedly, Congress might consider Jitin Prasad, Rajesh Mishra and Laliteshpati Tripathi as the possible replacement for outgoing UP Congress chief Raj Babbar. The development is significant as the Congress is undergoing a major revamp after its recently held Plenary session. Following the plenary session, Goa Congress chief Shantaram Naik had resigned from his post. He had said that he was inspired by the speech of Congress President Rahul Gandhi and wanted to hand over the leadership in the hands of youth leaders.

Reports of Gujarat Congress chief Bharatsingh Solanki putting his papers were also doing rounds on social media a few days ago. It was said that Solanki was upset with the party for not being considered for Rajyasabha. However, the Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee rubbished the reports.

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