Harish Rawat Resigns As Assam In-charge
Congress General Secretary in-charge of Assam and former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Thursday announced his resignation taking moral responsibility of the party’s poor show in the north-eastern state in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha polls.
Announcing his resignation, Rawat said, “As the in-charge of party affairs in Assam, I am responsible for the below-par performance of the Congress in the parliamentary polls and this decided to step down from the post.”
Rawat in a tweet said, “We the office bearers of the Congress are responsible for the party’s defeat and organizational failure. I am responsible for the below-expected result of the party in Assam as in-charge of the state.”
He also said that for the people like him, posts were not important but a leader like Gandhi who inspired the workers should continue to lead the party.
Rawat also stated that if the leadership remains in his hand, it is possible that he could lead the party to victory in 2022 assembly elections in the states and also in 2024 Lok Sabha elections to defeat the BJP and Narendra Modi and that is the reason that all democratic forces and Congress workers want to see Rahul Gandhi as Congress President.
Rawat’s resignation comes after Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi announces his resignation on Wednesday.