Raj Babbar resigns as UP Congress chief

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Film Actor turned politician, one of the biggest political leaders Raj Babbar resigned as Uttar Pradesh Congress President. The resignation is not yet approved.

This is the third resignation for Congress in last three days. Earlier Party Presidents from Goa and Gujarat resigned from their posts.

Raj Babbar said to a local media that he was assigned a special task when he was sent here. “I did whatever I could. Something might be good, some might be bad.”

The party leadership will check the results, he added.

He was assigned the role of UP Party President during the assembly election in 2017. The party is eyeing his replacement from the Brahmin community.

Reports suggest that Jatin Prasad, Laliteshpati Tripathi, and Rajesh Mishra were considered as possible replacements.

His resignation comes after a turbulent month for UP Congress that saw Phulpur and Gorakhpur parliamentary constituencies occupied by the SP-BSP combine. Congress candidates Dr. Sureetha in Phulpur and Manish Mishra in Gorakhpur couldn’t even save their deposits.

Congress secured just 2 percent of vote shares in both these constituencies.

Following the verdict, Congress President Rahul Gandhi told the party was keen on rebuilding itself in Uttar Pradesh but opined it cannot happen overnight.

Overall, Babbar is the second leader to step down from his post after Rahul Gandhi announced on Sunday in his concluding speech at the party’s plenary session that he wants younger faces in the party.

Goa Congress President Shantaram Naik on Tuesday submitted his resignation saying his address inspired him to do so.

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