Jharkhand PCC chief resigns

Last Updated: Monday, January 25, 2010 - 20:57

Ranchi: President of Jharkhand unit of
Congress Pradeep Kumar Balmachu has resigned from the post
accepting moral responsibility for the party not winning
expected number of seats and his own failure in the last
Assembly polls.

"Balmachu had quit as JPCC chief a couple of days ago
but AICC President Sonia Gandhiji asked him to continue till
the conclusion of the organisational polls, the process for
which has already started," PCC General Secretary Sailesh
Sinha said today.

A decision on the leadership issue would be taken only
after the organisational elections, Sinha added.

"Though Congress improved its tally from 9 to 14 and
the Congress/JVM-P (Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik)
alliance got 25 seats, Balmachu thought the alliance fell
short of another four or five seats, for which he took moral
responsibility and resigned," Sinha said.

Balmachu, who had won three assembly elections, lost
from Ghatsila in the November-December assembly polls.


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First Published: Monday, January 25, 2010 - 20:57

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