Congress national media coordinator Rachit Seth steps down, says 'no meaning for me to continue after Rahul Gandhi's resignation'

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 11, 2019, 01.54 PM(IST) Edited By: Sparshita Saxena

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The resignations come at a time when the party leaders from several states are offering their resignation as an expression of solidarity with Rahul Gandhi.

Congress party national media coordinator Rachit Seth on Thursday resigned from the post stating that there is no "meaning for me to continue on this post," after Rahul Gandhi's resignation. 

Some of the biggest and most prominent party leaders called it quits from their currently held posts after Rahul Gandhi, a week back, took to microblogging site Twitter and posted a long letter confirming his resignation as the party president. 

Congress leader and former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Sunday announced to resign from the post of party general secretary.

"Accepting the people's verdict and taking accountability, I had submitted my resignation as General Secretary of AICC to Shri @RahulGandhi. I thank him for entrusting me with this responsibility and for giving me the opportunity to serve our party," Scindia tweeted from his official Twitter account.

Mumbai Congress president Milind Deora also tendered his resignation from the post the same day. He said that he is looking forward to playing a role at the "national level to stabilise the party".

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The resignations come at a time when the party leaders from several states are offering their resignation as an expression of solidarity with Rahul Gandhi.

Meanwhile, the 13-month old Congress-JD(S) government slumped into crisis following the resignation of 10 MLAs from the membership of the state Assembly last week.

The Supreme Court of India on Thursday directed the rebel Congress-JDS MLAs of Karnataka to meet state Assembly Speaker in the evening today and serve their resignation if "they wish to do so".