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Amethi Congress president Yogendra Misra quits

Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh Congress President Raj Babbar also offered to resign, claiming moral responsibility for the poor performance of the Congress in Uttar Pradesh where the party won just one of the 80 seats.

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Lucknow Updated on: May 24, 2019 15:58 IST
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Rahul Gandhi

Yogendra Misra, the district president of the Congress in Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, has sent his resignation to party president Rahul Gandhi, owning moral responsibility for Gandhi's defeat.

Misra, in a letter, said that it was his responsibility to ensure the Congress victory in Amethi and he had failed to accomplish the task. Hence he felt that he should take moral responsibility for the same.

Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh Congress President Raj Babbar also offered to resign, claiming moral responsibility for the poor performance of the Congress in Uttar Pradesh where the party won just one of the 80 seats.

Informed sources said that any decision on these resignations would be taken after the Congress Working Committee meets.

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