Resignations are in the air, a day after second consecutive defeat of Congress in the general election.
On Friday, three state presidents, including the Congress’ Uttar Pradesh president Raj Babbar, have sent their resignations to their chief Rahul Gandhi over abysmal performance of the party.
Congress’ Odisha president Niranjan Patnaik and party’s Karnataka campaigner H K Patil have also resigned.
Congress state president Rahul Gandhi is likely to resign tomorrow at a meeting of the party’s top decision-making body, Congress Working Committee (CWC).
Besides leading a dud election campaign, Rahul lost his traditional constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, the Gandhi family’s stronghold.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) scored its 300 plus (teen sau paar), while the Congress won only 52 seats across the country.
Indian National Congress has been eradicated from Odisha and Karnataka.
Despite an intense campaign by Rahul Gandhi’s sister and party’s general secretary, Priyanka Gandhi, the Congress was cut to a single seat out of the 80-seats in UP. The only seat the Congress won was Raebareli, the seat won by Sonia Gandhi.