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".
I don't know from where this rumour is doing the rounds. In any case all of us in Congress are party workers,posts and positions are symbolic: Raj Babbar,Congress on reports of his resignation as UP state president pic.twitter.com/AgouYdLHpk— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 21, 2018
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.