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UP Election 2017: Raj Babbar offers to quit as state Congress chief post poll debacle

After Congress party secured its worst ever tally in the recently concluded Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, actor-turned politician Raj Babbar on Wednesday offered to resign as the president of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee.

According to News18, Babbar has offered to resign from his position after taking blame for the party's poor performance in the 2017 Assembly election. Babbar, who represents Uttarakhand in the Rajya Sabha, was made the Uttar Pradesh Congress chief in July 2016, ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly election which has 403 seats and sends 80 MPs to Parliament.

The Congress received a massive drubbing in the  state Assembly election winning only seven out of the 105 seats it had fought in alliance with the Samajwadi Party, which won 47 seats.

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Updated Date: Mar 15, 2017 13:34:59 IST