Gujarat Congress president Arjun Modhwadia resigned today owing moral responsibility to the defeat in Assembly elections, a party functionary said.
Gujarat Congress president Arjun Modhwadia, seeking third consecutive term
from Porbandar constituency, was defeated by his BJP rival Babu Bokhiria by a
margin of 17,146 votes.
"Our state president has sent his resignation letter to party president Sonia Gandhi taking the moral responsibility of the defeat," state Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi said.
According to Doshi, Modhwadia congratulated Narendra Modi for the popular mandate which went in favour of
Modhwadia spearheaded a sustained campaign against Modi government in the run-up to the Assembly
Modhwadia had won 2002 and 2007 polls from this constituency. He had defeated
Bokhiria in the last elections.
Secu brigade had high hopes from Modhwadia .
Another big loss for Congress is Gohil .
BJP lost Jai Narain Vayas.