On Sunday, Jyotiraditya Scindia announced on his twitter that he had submitted his resignation to Rahul Gandhi. He was made AICC General Secretary in-charge of Western UP.
New Delhi| Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia should be made the Congress President, demanded multiple posters in Bhopal. The posters have come up just a day after Scindia resigned from his post taking the responsibility of the defeat.
The posters were put up outside the Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee office. Apparently, the appeal was made on the behalf of all workers of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee to make Scindia next Party President.
On Sunday, Jyotiraditya Scindia announced on his twitter that he had submitted his resignation to Rahul Gandhi. Scindia was made AICC General Secretary in-charge of Western UP. However, the party received a drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections in the state. He said that he is taking accountability and accepting people’s verdict.
Accepting the people’s verdict and taking accountability, I had submitted my resignation as General Secretary of AICC to Shri @RahulGandhi.
I thank him for entrusting me with this responsibility and for giving me the opportunity to serve our party.
— Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) July 7, 2019
Scindia’s resignation tweet came hours after Mumbai Congress President Milind Deora quit the post. Deora issued a statement indicating a “bigger national role”. He recommended setting up of a provisional collective leadership comprising three senior Congress leaders to oversee the city party unit till the Maharashtra Assembly polls which are due later this year.
This has sparked speculations of whether the party is picking young Congress leaders and moving them to the national level. Rahul Gandhi, two weeks ago at a youth congress meeting had expressed unhappiness over party leaders not taking the responsibility of the defeat. He reportedly said that even after he resigned no senior leader came forward to resign.
Last year, after the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections, Rahul Gandhi had to choose between Kamal Nath and Scindia for the CM post. However, Rahul Gandhi favoured Kamal Nath saying that Scindia will be needed at the national level.
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