Somen Mitra offers to step down as WBPCC president
Kolkata: Taking cognizance of the defeat of Congress in the general elections and accepting responsibility for the same, WBPCC president Somen Mitra has offered to step down from his position on Tuesday.
Congress has bagged two seats in the Lok Sabha polls in 2019, against four seats in 2014. Apart from this, the poll percentage of the party has drastically fallen as well and the party nominees in other seats have lost their deposit.
However, All India Congress Committee has not accepted the resignation as the party is yet to select its president, who is the only competent authority to accept the resignation of the chief of a state unit. AICC has asked Mitra to continue in his position. However, question arises on who is going to succeed him.
Adhir Chowdhury has become the leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, the post enjoyed by an MP from Bengal for the first time. Abdul Mannan and Deepa Das Munshi have refused to become the president, leaving Manoj Chakraborty as the only option.