Uttar Pradesh Congress president Raj Babbar on Friday sent his resignation to party chief Rahul Gandhi. The development came after the grand old party faced a humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha polls on Thursday.
Babbar took accountability for the party's performance in the 2019 general elections.
Earlier during the day, he took to Twitter and said, "I find myself guilty of not discharging my responsibility in a proper manner."
"I will meet the leadership and apprise it of my views. Congratulations to the winners for winning the confidence of the people," he said.
Out of total 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh, Congress managed to bag only the Rae Bareli parliamentary seat of Sonia Gandhi. While Babbar, who contested from Fatehpur Sikri, lost by a margin of over 4,95,065 votes to BJP's Rajkymar Chahar.
The BJP and its ally Apna Dal(S) have won 64 seats, while the SP-BSP alliance won 15 seats between them.