Sonia Gandhi accepts resignations of Chacko, Chopra

Congress Interim chief Sonia Gandhi (File Photo/Twitter)

New Delhi: Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday accepted the resignations of Delhi Congress in-charge P.C. Chacko and state president Subhash Chopra.

Following the debacle in the Delhi Assembly elections, Chacko tendered his resignation on Monday while Chopra submitted it on Tuesday.

As of now, Shakti Singh Gohil has been appointed as the interim in-charge of Delhi, who will also continue to look after Bihar till the final replacement is made.

A notification issued by K.C. Venugopal, General Secretary (in-charge organisation) said: “Congress interim president has accepted the resignation of P.C. Chacko and Subhash Chopra. Shakti Singh Gohil has been appointed as interim in-charge.”

The party’s internal rift came out in the open after the Congress lost the recently held Delhi Assembly elections. The party reprimanded the Delhi leaders earlier on Wednesday.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the leaders should introspect on their roles in the party campaign for the elections before blaming each other.

The party, which got 22 per cent votes in the Lok Sabha polls held last year, ended up with less than a 5 per cent vote share in the Delhi Assembly elections.

IANS

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