Raj Babbar offers resignation post-Congress' poor performance in UP

It is, however, still not clear whether the Congress high command has accepted his resignation or not.

Published: 15th March 2017 03:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th March 2017 03:01 PM   |  A+A-

Actor-politician Raj Babbar (File photo)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Following the Congress' dismal performance in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls this year, senior party leader and party state unit chief Raj Babbar on Wednesday offered his resignation.

It is, however, still not clear whether the Congress high command has accepted his resignation or not.

The development came after Babbar categorically told ANI that whoever is responsible for the party's disappointing show in the elections must resign from their respective position.

"Those who are responsible should resign. I, being the state president of the Congress, accept that the loss is my responsibility," he said.

"I shoulder the responsibility of the UP elections results because our national president gave us so much time and even after that we were not able to bring good results. I was unable to fulfill the expectations," he added.

The Congress was defeated by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who won 317 of the 403 Assembly seats and its allies emerged victorious in 13 seats. In Uttarakhand, the BJP won 57 of the 70 seats at stake.

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