Post Assembly poll debacle, Uttarakhand Congress chief resigns following Sonia Gandhi's order

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Ganesh Godiyal | Photo: ANI

Dehradun (Uttarakhand): After Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday sought the resignations of state party chiefs of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur following the party's poor performance in the Assembly elections in five states, Uttarakhand Congress chief Ganesh Godiyal submitted his resignation on Tuesday, taking the moral responsibility for Congress' defeat in the polls.

Godiyal took to Twitter and said, "I have submitted my resignation taking the moral responsibility for the party's defeat in the state assembly elections."

He added, "I wanted to resign on the result day itself but was waiting for the order of the high command."

The BJP retained power in Uttarakhand after winning 47 seats. Congress, which was banking on anti-incumbency against the state government, won 19 seats in the 70-member state Assembly.

The Assembly elections were held in Uttarakhand on February 14 to elect 70 members of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly. The results were declared on March 10. (ANI)

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