New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar on Wednesday refuted the reports of his resignation from his position and said changes are inevitable as the party has a new commanding chief, also clarifying that he has not resigned. “Though I have not resigned, I am open to any role given to me in the new beginning,” he added.
Babbar had put out a tweet on Tuesday that gave wind to the rumours of his resignation. “Ant mein mitron, itna hi kahunga ki ant mahaz e muhavara hai, jise shabd hamesh apne visfot se uda dete hai (I would like to say in the end that the end is mere proverb).”
He later clarified that the tweet was misinterpreted and he was paying tributes to deceased poet Kedarnath Singh. “The lines I chose to pay homage to him were most striking lines by him in my opinion. I had clearly mentioned this in the tweet,” he said. Meanwhile, the party has also denied the reports that the UP party chief has resigned. Congress Rajya Sabha MP Pramod Tewari also made a statement on the speculations and said, “All reports stating that Babbar has resigned from the post of party chief are baseless.”
There were rumours of Babbar quitting after Congress performed badly in the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls. The speculations were also strong as the Congress chief Rahul Gandhi made a speech at the 84th Plenary Session last week where he said that the Congress will work in a way that
the youth of the country and young leaders will take the centre stage and the veterans have to make way for them.