In a high priority party meeting held on Tuesday Congress President Sonia Gandhi asked Chief of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur to resign due to internal conflicts in the party and poor performance in assembly elections in the states.
Congress had further rattling within the party where Gandhi family loyalists lashed out at Kapil Sibal for giving harsh remarks to the family. He said that Gandhi family should now step aside and make way for another leader that can revamp the party. Kapil Sibal is a veteran politician, lawyer who has a primal position within the party.
Axe fell harder on Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Siddhu where party discussed the reasons for failure of the party in state assembly elections. Congress suffered a huge loss in Punjab which used to be stronghold of the party even after Modi wave hit the country in 2014. The results were shocking as veteran politicians lost the election to newly appointed leaders of Aam Aadmi Party.
Chief Spokesperson of Congress Randeep Surjewala tweeted, “Congress President, Smt. Sonia Gandhi has asked the PCC Presidents of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur to put in their resignations in order to facilitate reorganisation of PCCs.”
Navjot Singh Siddhu from Punjab, Ganesh Godiyal from Uttarakhand, N Loken Singh from Manipur, Girish Chodankar from Goa and Ajay Kumar Lallu from UP have been asked to leave their positions from Chief of Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC).
Ganesh Godiyal tweeted, “After reaching Delhi today, as soon as I came to know that the party has asked for accountability and sought the resignation of office bearers of all states where the party lost the elections, I have also submitted my resignation. I will continue to fight as a Congress worker.”
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Manickam Tagore tweeted, “Why RSS and BJP wants Nehru-Gandhi’s out of the leadership? Because without Gandhi’s leadership Congress will be become Janata party. It’s easy to kill Congress then it’s easy to destroy the idea of India (sic).”