EVKS Elangovan offers resignation as Tamil Nadu Congress chief1 min read . Updated: 25 Jun 2016, 08:59 PM IST
Elangovan has claimed responsibility for Congress's poor performance in the Tamil Nadu assembly polls
Chennai: E.V.K.S. Elangovan has submitted his resignation from the post of the president of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC), the party said on Saturday.
“Our party’s state unit chief submitted his resignation on June 15 itself as electoral results were not on expected lines," party functionary Sivaraman to the reporters. The Congress high command in New Delhi is yet to accept his resignation.
“So far they haven’t accepted it. We are also not aware about when there will be a communication from them on the status of his resignation," he said.
TNCC spokesperson Gopanna also confirmed Elangovan’s resignation.
Elangovan has claimed responsibility for the party’s poor performance in the assembly polls. The Congress, in an alliance with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), won just 8 of the 41 seats it contested in the May elections.
The Congress appointed Elangovan as the state unit’s chief when the party faced a set back after former union minister G.K. Vasan quit the party to relaunch his father G.K. Moopanar’s Tamil Maanila Congress in 2014. B.S. Gnanadesikan, then TNCC chief, quit the party to join Vasan.