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Infighting in Cong escalates post humiliating defeat in UP

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The infighting in the escalated on Thursday with leader Naseeb Pathan putting the onus on senior party colleague Gulam Nabi Azad for the dismal show in and demanded the former to resign from his post.

"Gulam Nabi Azab misled the Party. He is responsible for the loss in the assembly elections and should resign from his post. He has humiliated the workers," Pathan told ANI.

Pathan said that Azad should take some inspiration from B.K. Hariprasad and vacate his post.

"20 leaders were contesting the elections from Congress Party's seat. What kind of alliance was this? If we would have contested elections on all the 403 legislative seats of Uttar Pradesh, we would have been there in opposition," he said.

The witnessed an unprecedented victory with 321 seats in the assembly elections contested for 403 seats, while the Congress-alliance bagged 54, the got 19 and others bagged 18 seats respectively.

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First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 13:46 IST