New Delhi: After Mumbai Congress president Milind Deora resigned from his post on Sunday, Jyotiraditya Scindia also quit as the party’s general secretary in Uttar Pradesh (West).
In a tweet, Jyotiraditya Scindia said, “Accepting the people’s verdict and taking accountability, I had submitted my resignation as general secretary of AICC to Rahul Gandhi. I thank him for entrusting me with this responsibility and for giving me the opportunity to serve our party.”
Jyotiraditya Scindia’s resignation comes a day after reports suggested that the former Guna MP may replace Rahul Gandhi as the next president of the grand old party.
Several Congress leaders have resigned from their posts in the wake of Rahul Gandhi’s resignation as Congress chief following the party’s disastrous performance in the recently concluded Lok Sabha election 2019.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has already resigned as Madhya Pradesh Congress chief.
Other senior leaders, who resigned from their posts, taking moral responsibility for the party’s performance in Lok Sabha elections, inlcude – Deepak Babaria and Vivek Tankha.
Jyotiraditya Scindia lost to BJP candidate KP Yadav in his traditional Guna seat by a margin of 1,25,549 votes in the Lok Sabha elections.