Congress general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia and Mumbai congress chief Milind Deora have resigned from there posts .
Scindia in His tweet announcing the resignation came barely hours after the party’s Mumbai unit chief Milind Deora stepped down .
“Accepting the people’s verdict and taking accountability, I had submitted my resignation as General Secretary of AICC (All India Congress Committee) to Shri Rahul Gandhi,” Mr Scindia tweeted.
“I thank him for entrusting me with this responsibility and for giving me the opportunity to serve our party,” he added.
He, however, told reporters “I haven’t resigned today. I had submitted my resignation to Congress president Rahul Gandhi 8-10 days ago,” he said
“I am not a leader who gives orders to others. I think when there is a responsibility, there comes accountability as well. Even I am responsible if performance isn’t good and therefore, I took the decision to resign,” he added.
Before the national elections, Mr Gandhi had appointed Mr Scindia and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as in-charges for Uttar Pradesh .
The Congress, however, could win only one seat, with BJP winning 62 out of 80 seats in the state.
Overall, the Congress won only 52 of 543 Lok Sabha seats.
Mr Scindia, a four-time parliamentarian from Guna in Madhya Pradesh, also lost his time-tested constituency to BJP’s Dr KP Yadav.