Mumbai, July 7 : Milind Deora has resigned from the position of Mumbai Congress president stating he is looking forward to playing a role on the national front in order to stabilise the party. It is being speculated that Deora might move to Delhi for assuming a national role in the party.
Deora resigned three months before the crucial Maharashtra Assembly elections and in a statement said he is quitting on moral grounds after the party’s drubbing in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha elections.
He has recommended a provisional set up of a collective leadership of three senior leaders to oversee the city unit.
On his part, Deora is likely to move to New Delhi for a national role in the Congress.
According to an aide, Deora had expressed his desire to quit shortly after meeting outgoing AICC President Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on June 26.
“The same has been conveyed to Mallikarjun Kharge and K.C. Venugopal, General Secretaries, All India Congress Committee,” a statement from Deora’s office said.
This move comes as an expression of solidarity and collective responsibility with Gandhi’s resignation.
Deora was appointed President of Mumbai Congress on the eve of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, replacing Sanjay Nirupam.