Congress party spokesman Randeep Surjewala on Thursday said the grand old party has lost an important person post Sanjay Nirupam’s decision to resign as president of the Mumbai unit.
“On talking about the Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam’s resignation, the party has lost someone important and only after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) results, the fate of the party will be decided,” said Surjewala.
“During this BMC election, money has been lavishly spent. This phase is a testing time for the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who promise many things but don’t abide on any,” added Surjewala.
The BJP and the Shiv Sena secured substantial wins in the BMC election. In all ten municipal corporations and 25 zila parishads went to polls in Maharashtra.
Parties that faced crushing defeats included the Congress, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and the nationalist Congress Party (NCP).