Following Rahul Gandhi’s resignation as Congress chief, party’s legislator in Punjab Assembly Kuljit Singh Nagra on Monday resigned as party secretary.

In a resignation letter sent to Rahul, Nagra said that he would not be interested to continue as party secretary if Rahul Gandhi has decided to resign from the post of president. He is the second senior leader of Punjab Congress to resign after PPCC president Sunil Jakhar, who had taken the responsibility for the party’s debacle in the Lok Sabha polls.

“I am personally affected by your decision not to continue as the Congress president. Millions of Indians, who posed faith in you and have voted Congress party, are looking forward for creation of humane and egalitarian narrative in the process manipulated by misinformation and hatred. You are the only hope for society and we reassure and pledge our selfless support for the cause, which require more determination and grit at this juncture. I firmly believe that perceived defeat is our collective responsibility and your firm decision does not permit me to continue as secretary,” Nagra said in his resignation letter.

Several Congress leaders have resigned from their posts in the wake of Rahul Gandhi’s resignation following the party’s disastrous performance in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections 2019.