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|October 10, 1999||
Reverse spurs ritual resignation
Several All India Congress Committee office bearers today submitted their resignations to the Congress president Sonia Gandhi to enable her to totally reorganise the party's leadership, following the debacle in the Lok Sabha polls.
Those who submitted their resignations include Pranab Mukherjee, Oscar Fernandes, Ambika Soni and Sushil Kumar Shinde as AICC general secretaries and Dr Manmohan Singh as Congress leader in the Rajya Sabha.
Dr Singh had contested the Lok Sabha polls from the South Delhi constituency and lost.
According to Congress sources, all other office-bearers would submit their resignations too. Their resignations are voluntary and are to facilitate Sonia Gandhi to revamp the party's central leadership, the sources said.
The Congress party in Parliament is scheduled to meet in New Delhi on October 12 to elect its new leader. Last time Sonia Gandhi was the CPP chairperson. Dr Singh was leader of the party in the Rajya Sabha and Sharad Pawar in the Lok Sabha.
The Congress Working Committee, the apex decision-making body of the party, is yet to meet after the Lok Sabha elections.
There are no indications whether the CWC would be reconstituted though the AICC had authorised the party president to take any necessary step.
It may be noted that five members of the CWC have lost in this Lok Sabha election.
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