Bhubaneswar: BK Hairprasad has resigned from the post of General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and membership of AICC working committee on Monday.
According to AICC Media panellist, Brijesh Kalappa, Hariprasad resigned citing party’s poor performance in recently concluded Panchayat elections.
Earlier, as per sources, State Congress leaders had blamed Hariprasad for the party’s defeat in rural polls.
It may be noted here that Biju Janata Dal (BJD) had emerged as the single largest pary winning 473 Zilla Parishad seats, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) secured 297 seats. While the Congress had won only 60 seats.