Post UP loss, Raj Babbar offers to quit as state Congress chief, says couldn't live up to expectations

Post the Uttar Pradesh debacle, UP Congress chief Raj Babbar has offered to quit asserting that failed to live up to expectations

Raj Babbar who was appointed as Uttar Pradesh Congress Chief last year has offered to resign from the post of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) president after suffering a humiliating defeat in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

While speaking to ANI, Raj Babbar said that he was ready to resign from his post as he failed to live up to the expectations and could not fulfill the responsibilities assigned. “I could not live up to the expectation, I was given responsibility but I could not fulfill it, I accept it,” Raj Babbar said. This comes days after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) registered a historic win and won with a clear mandate in Uttar Pradesh.

Congress who announced their alliance with the Samajwadi Party underperformed in the assembly elections, where BJP on March 11 took a strong lead over its main rivals in Uttar Pradesh as the millions of votes cast in the staggered assembly election were counted. The elections to the 17th Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly were held from 11 February to 8 March 2017 in 7 phase. In Uttar Pradesh, BJP swept off 312 seats while SP-Congress could only manage to get only 54 of the 403 assembly constituencies.