Chacko, Maken reject Rahul's request to continue in posts

| Updated: Apr 28, 2017 02:50 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr 27 (ANI): Congress leader P.C. Chacko and Ajay Maken on Thursday rejected party vice-president Rahul Gandhi's request to continue as party in-charge and state unit chief respectively, sources said. This comes after the duo announced their plans to resign from their respective positions post the Congress Party's debacle in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept the polls to Delhi's three municipal corporations, North, East and South winning 181 seats out of 270 seats. The party succeeded in retaining power in all three civic bodies for the third consecutive term. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) stood second with 48 seats, while the Congress retained third position with 29 seats. Twelve seats went to others including the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP), Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and Independents. (ANI)