Amethi Congress chief resigns after Rahul Gandhi’s loss

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Virendra Singh Rawat
Lucknow / May 24, 2019
A day after Congress president Rahul Gandhi lost the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from his family stronghold of Amethi constituency, the party’s district unit president has resigned.
Gandhi tasted defeat at the hands of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate and union minister Smriti Irani. In fact, he had conceded defeat even as counting was on last evening since the margin between the two candidates continued to widen.
In his letter addressed to Gandhi, Congress’ Amethi district president Yogendra Mishra resigned after taking the moral responsibility of the electoral drubbing of the grand old party.
Rahul Gandhi had also contested from the Wayanad constituency in Kerala, where he went on to score a big win over the CPI nominee.
While, Congress had fielded nearly 70 candidates from Uttar Pradesh in these elections, it could just win from Rae Bareli constituency, from where United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi was in fray.

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