“After meeting Rahul, I felt I should also resign”- Cong Mumbai President
Days after Rahul Gandhi resigned as Congress president, now the Mumbai Congress president Milind Deora has resigned from his position stating that he was looking forward to playing a role on the national front in order to stabilize the party. Milind Deora, who was appointed as the president of the Mumbai Congress on the eve of the Lok Sabha polls held earlier this year, expressed his wish to quit after he had a meeting with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi. “I had accepted MRCC president ship in the interest of uniting the party. I felt I should also resign after meeting Rahul Gandhi. I suggested a panel and am being consulted by leaders to identity names. I look forward to playing a national role to help stabilize the party. Needless to say, I will continue to guide and unite Mumbai Congress,” said Mr. Deora in a statement issued by his office. “The same has been conveyed to All India Congress Committee general secretaries Mallikarjun Kharge and KC Venugopal,” the statement said. Rahul Gandhi resigned as Congress president as party president on May 25, over the party’s crushing defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, in which the Congress won only 52 of 543 Lok Sabha seats.