In another jolt to Congress Party Mumbai Congress President Milind Deora announced his resignation from the post on Sunday. He said he was looking forward to play key role in national politics. Maharashtra will go for Assembly polls later this year.

Milind Deora told the Congress high command to appoint a provisional committee with three party members in the state to look after the party affairs until the Maharashtra elections later this year.

“I have suggested a three-member panel (to oversee the city party unit) and am being consulted by leaders to identify names. I look forward to playing a national role to help stabilise the party. Needless to say, I will continue to guide and unite the Mumbai Congress,” Deora said.

Milind Deora had earlier expressed that he wanted to quit from the party shortly after meeting with former Congress President Rahul Gandhi.”I had accepted MRCC presidentship in the interest of uniting the party. I felt I should also resign after meeting Rahul Gandhi,” he said

A statement from Deora’s office read that the same has been communicated to the grand old party’s General secretaries Mallukarjun Kharge and KC Venugopal.  

Milind Deora contested from Mumbai-South Lok Sabha constituency and lost to Shiv-Sena’s Arvind Sawant in the recently concluded LS polls 2019.

Deora’s statement said that to take on BJP-Shiv Sena and to negate the impact of ‘Vanchit Aghadi’ is a huge challenge for Congress Party in coming days and that it will have to reinvent itself.


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