Congress Meltdown Continues: Milind Deora Quits as Mumbai Unit Chief Months Before Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019
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Mumbai, July 7: Mumbai Congress President Milind Deora on Sunday resigned from the post. Talking to the media, Deora expressed his wish to play a role at the national level to provide stability to the party. The former Congress MP also recommended setting up of a provisional collective leadership comprising three senior Congress leaders ahead of the upcoming assembly elections.

In a statement, Deora said that there will be a challenge for the Congress in Maharashtra to take on taking on the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance and to negate the impact of Vanchit Aghadi in the assembly elections which are scheduled later this year. Mumbai Rains: Milind Deora Jabs Devendra Fadnavis Over Bullet Train Project, Says 'Uprooting 54K Mangroves Will Drown City'.

Deora expressed his desire to quit shortly after meeting Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on June 26. The statement said, “The same has been conveyed to All India Congress Committee general secretaries Mallikarjun Kharge and KC Venugopal.” Congress Infighting Out in Open in Mumbai, Milind Deora Blames Sanjay Nirupam For Feud.

When contacted, Deora said political realities have changed since the Lok Sabha results. "We all will have to get ready for roles that these times demand," he said. The former Congress MP was appointed the president of the Mumbai Congress on the eve of the Lok Sabha polls held earlier this year.

In the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, Deora contested from Mumbai-South constituency and had lost to the Shiv Sena leader Arvind Sawant. In Mumbai the Congress had lost all the six seats in the general elections.

(With inputs from PTI)