Raj Babbar, UP Congress Chief, Offers To Quit After 7-Seat Debacle
Raj Babbar the Congress' Uttar Pradesh chief has offered to resign after the party's disastrous performance in the assembly elections, results for which were announced over the weekend. The Congress has won seven of UP's 403 seats, described by party vice president Rahul Gandhi as "a little down." "In opposition, you have ups and downs. We had a little down in UP, we accept it," said Mr Gandhi, who led his party's UP campaign and fronted the strategy to partner with Samajwadi Party's Akhilesh Yadav. The two parties together could win only 54 seats. Chief rival BJP and its allies have won 325.