UP Congress chief Raj Babbar clears resignation rumours

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 21, 2018, 03:25 PM(IST)

File photo: Raj Babbar Photograph:( Zee News Network )

Refuting previous reports of Raj Babbar resigning from the post of Uttar Pradesh Congress chief he said, "I don't know from where this rumour is doing the rounds".

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Earlier in the day, there were reports that Raj Babbar has resigned after the Congress’ worst performance in recent Lok Sabha bypolls to Gorakhpur and Phulpur

The two seats hold importance in state politics and the bypolls there were necessitated after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath resigned from his Gorakhpur seat to form BJP government in the state, and Phulpur representative Keshav Prasad Maurya stepped down to take the post of Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister. 

On Monday, Goa Congress President Shantaram Naik resigned from his post.

Sources said there were four front-runners for the key post, but the party was likely to project a Brahmin face to counter BJP’s moves to consolidate non-Yadav OBC and non-Jatav dalit vote bank.

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