Congress party is in complete dismay after several party leaders across the state quitting the party over political tussle amongst the party members. And now some reports suggest that Balasaheb Thorat is likely to resign from the post of Maharashtra Congress chief, however no official confirmation has been made by the Congress party or by the minister yet.
Thorat is overburdened with the post of state Congress Chief, CLP leader and as a Cabinet Minister and this is why the leader is likely to tender his resignation from the post of Maharashtra chief, said a close source related to the party. Reportedly, in connection with his resignation on Monday Thorat left for Delhi to meet the Congress leaders.
Recently, Congress president Sonia Gandhi appointed trade union leader Bhai Jagtap as chief of the Mumbai Congress in place of ex-MP Eknath Gaikwad, who had been holding additional charge. On the other hand Charan Singh Sapra, had been appointed working president. This comes ahead of the 2022 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections
After electing Mumbai chief Bhai Jagtap has reportedly announced that the party (Congress) will go alone for BMC elections. His remarks came despite knowing that the Congress is a part of the ruling ‘Maha Vikas Aghadi’ (MVA) along with Uddhav Thackeray led Shiv Sena and Sharad Pawar’s National Congress party (NCP) in Maharashtra. Thorat was one of the strong advocates of Congress while forming the MVA govt in the state, currently he is a Revenue Minister.