BMC Polls: Nirupam slams senior party leaders for 'anti-party' campaigning

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Mumbai, (Maharashtra),[India] Feb. 23 (ANI): Following his resignation from chairmanship of the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee, party leader Sanjay Nirupam slammed senior party leaders for indulging in 'anti-party' campaigns. "It is because of some senior party leaders who commented on working of the party and me during the campaign, those who think that they are bigger than the party itself, their internal feuds and anti-party campaigns that such a result has come," said Nirupam. Expressing loyalist sentiments towards the party, he further said that he will continue working for the Congress. "I have taken full responsibility as the chairman and I have offered my resignation. I am loyal to the party and I will continue working for it," said he. Nirupam had offered resignation following a harsh defeat for the Congress in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls in Maharashtra. The Congress managed to secure only 31 seats out of a total of 227, while the Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 84 and 80 seats respectively.(ANI)