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Day after Rahul’s resignation, Harish Rawat steps down as AICC general secretary

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Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat. (File)

A day after Rahul Gandhi stepped down as Congress chief, AICC basic secretary Harish Rawat on Thursday tendered his resignation whereas taking accountability for the celebration’s debacle within the Lok Sabha this yr, ANI reported.

The Congress was defeated in all of the 5 Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand the place Rawat had served as chief minister. Rawat himself misplaced from Nainital the place he was pitted towards BJP state president Ajay Bhatt by a margin of three lakh votes.

On his ballot loss, Rawat had earlier advised The Indian Specific that he ought to have maybe contested from Haridwar, which he had represented earlier. “I do feel I took a wrong decision. There was anti-incumbency against the BJP in Haridwar. Had I contested from there, it would have been a close contest. I may even have won,” he stated.

On Wednesday, in a four-page assertion uploaded on Twitter, Gandhi known as for accountability within the celebration: “As president of the Congress party, I am responsible for the loss of the 2019 election. Accountability is critical for the future growth of our party. It is for this reason that I have resigned as Congress president,” the assertion learn.

Though he had made it identified on the Congress Working Committee assembly on May 25 that he would not lead the celebration, his resignation with out naming a successor added to the turmoil within the celebration as he underlined that “rebuilding the party requires hard decisions and numerous people will have to be made accountable for the failure of 2019”.

On the CWC assembly, Rahul had stated that almost all senior leaders of the celebration didn’t help his “chowkidar chor hai” marketing campaign towards the Prime Minister oven the Rafale fighter plane challenge. In his resignation assertion, he stated “it would be unjust to hold others accountable but ignore my own responsibility as president of the party”.

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