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Gujarat Congress president Siddarth Patel resigns

Last Updated: Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 20:15

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Congress president
Siddarth Patel on Saturday tendered his resignation from the post
after party`s defeat in the state panchayats and
municipalities elections.

"I have sent my resignation to the party president Sonia
Gandhi," Patel told reporters here.
"There are doubts about the results which are not as per
our expectations. But in spite of this, accepting moral
responsibility for the results of local body elections I have
resigned," Patel said.

He thanked Sonia Gandhi for giving him a chance to lead
Congress in Gujarat and said he would continue to work for the

Patel`s three-year term had ended before three months but
due to the elections he was given an extension by the party.
Congress recently lost elections in six municipal
corporation of the state.

In the panchayats and municipalities polls, the counting
of which was carried out today, the party faced overwhelming
defeat at the hand of BJP.


First Published: Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 20:15

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