Mumbai, September 10: Senior Indian National Congress (INC) leader Kripashankar Singh on Monday resigned from the party. He submitted his resignation to Congress Maharashtra in-charge Mallikarjun Kharge in Delhi. Earlier this month, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray visited Singh's residence. Urmila Matondkar Resigns From Congress Party, Cites 'In-Fighting' in Mumbai Unit as Reason For Quitting.
According to reports, Singh is likely to join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) or Shiv Sena. He was the minister of state for Home in Vilasrao Deshmukh cabinet. His was involved in the Congress gain in Mumbai against Shiv Sena in 2009 elections. Over 120 Congress Office-Bearers Resign After Rahul Gandhi's Decision to Quit as Party Chief.
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Congress leader Kripashankar Singh resigns from the party. He submitted his resignation to Congress Maharashtra in-charge Mallikarjun Kharge in Delhi, today. pic.twitter.com/HUMR8BSzSZ
— ANI (@ANI) September 10, 2019
This development comes ahead of 2019 Maharashtra Elections. Earlier today, actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar resigned from the congress owing to "petty in-house politics". Matondkar, who joined Congress in March, was defeated by BJP leader Gopal Shetty in the polls.