AMN / New Delhi
Within 24 hours, two leaders who were opposed to any alliance between their parties for upcoming general elections have quit their posts, leading to speculation that a tie-up is on the cards. While HS Phoolka resigned from the Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday, sources said Ajay Maken has quit as the Delhi Congress chief.
In a tweet on Friday morning, Maken, the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief, thanked party president Rahul Gandhi and the media for supporting him after the drubbing in 2015 Delhi Assembly elections.
2015 विधान सभा के उपरान्त-
बतौर @INCDelhi अध्यक्ष-पिछले 4 वर्षों से,दिल्ली कांग्रेस कार्यकर्ताओं द्वारा,कांग्रेस कवर करने वाली मीडिया द्वारा,एवं हमारे नेता @RahulGandhi जी द्वारा,मुझे अपार स्नेह तथा सहयोग मिला है।
इन कठिन परिस्थितियों में यह आसान नहीं था! इसके लिए ह्रदय से आभार!
— Ajay Maken (@ajaymaken) January 4, 2019
Last year, in April, Maken had submitted his resignation after the grand old party had lost in the municipal elections. The party, however, refused to accept his resignation.
Later in September, according to Congress sources, Maken had expressed his desire to step down from his role owing to health reasons. He had left for Singapore to receive treatment for a debilitating back pain.