Jyotiraditya Scindia, Milind Deora Quit In Congress Turmoil
Following Rahul Gandhi’s resignation from the post of Congress President, young Congress leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia and Milind Deora quit their organisational posts over “accountability” for the Lok Sabha defeat.
Milind Deora stepped down Sunday as president of Mumbai City Congress while Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned as AICC general secretary in-charge of western UP.
“Accepting the people’s verdict and taking accountability, I had submitted my resignation as General Secretary of AICC (All India Congress Committee) to Shri Rahul Gandhi. I thank him for entrusting me with this responsibility and for giving me the opportunity to serve our party,” Scindia tweeted.
Scindia however told reporters that he had resigned earlier. “I haven’t resigned today. I had submitted my resignation to Congress president Rahul Gandhi 8-10 days ago.”
“I am not a leader who gives orders to others. I think when there is a responsibility, there comes accountability as well. Even I am responsible if performance isn’t good and therefore, I took the decision to resign,” he added.
Scindia, a four-time parliamentarian from Guna in Madhya Pradesh, had lost his time-tested constituency to BJP’s Dr KP Yadav in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Deora became the Mumbai chief in the thick of Lok Sabha polls while Scindia was given the crucial charge of UP along with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra just before the 2019 elections.
Rahul Gandhi in his recent resignation had said: “Rebuilding the party requires hard decisions and numerous people will have to be made accountable for the failure of 2019. It would be unjust to hold others accountable but ignore my own responsibility as president of the party.”