Uttrakhand poll loss: Jharkhand’s Cong MLA resigns from party posts
Ranchi: Congress’s Mahagama MLA from Jharkhand, Dipika Pandey Singh has tendered her resignation from the post of AICC national secretary and co-in charge of Uttrakhand owning up responsibility for party’s poor performance in the recently concluded assembly elections in the hilly state.
She confirmed her move through a tweet on Sunday morning ahead of the Congress’s central working committee meet under the aegis if interim president Sonia Gandhi in the evening.
Singh, considered close to Rahul Gandhi, was appointed co in-charge of Uttrakhand in June last year in run up to the assembly polls. She was also part of the candidate screening committee.
Out of 70 assembly constituency, BJP stormed back to power winning 47 seats, while Congress could only manage to garner 19.
Of the five states which went to polls recently, the grand old party was hopeful of clinching Uttrakhand. But besides party’s poor show, it’s chief candidate Harish Rawat too lost the election.
The only solace for the Congress is that it managed to defeat BJP’s sitting CM Pushkar Singh Dhami in Khatima seat.
“Dhami’s defeat to Congress was an indication of heavy anti-incumbency against the ruling BJP in Uttrakhand. But unfortunately, Congress failed to encash it across the state to wrest power,” remarked a party veteran in Jharkhand.