Party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said on Twitter that he had asked the state presidents to resign to facilitate the party’s reorganization. The national leadership is taking strong action shortly after the Congress suffered a humiliating defeat in the assembly elections in five states.
Sonia Gandhi has demanded the resignation of Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu, Ganesh Godial (Uttarakhand), Girish Chodankar (Goa), Loken Singh (Manipur) and Ajay Kumar Lallu (Uttar Pradesh). Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar has resigned following the release of Surjewala’s tweet. He tweeted that he would take moral responsibility for the party’s defeat in the Assembly elections and submit his resignation.
Sonia Gandhi’s move comes in the wake of a meeting of the Congress Working Committee on Sunday to analyze the electoral defeats in five states. The Congress Working Committee had directed Sonia Gandhi to take decisions to continue as chairperson and resolve organizational issues.
The defeat in Punjab came as a shock to the Congress. The ruling Congress was collapsing in the face of the Aam Aadmi Party’s advance. Leaders including Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Sidhu, who were in the fray, lost.
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