A day after the Congress's second consecutive crash in the Delhi election, senior leader PC Chacko resigned amid condemnation of his comments apparently pointing a finger at Sheila Dikshit, a widely-respected party leader who died last year. Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra has also quit.
Mr Chacko, the Congress's Delhi in-charge, was quoted as telling news agency ANI that the party's "downfall" started when Sheila Dikshit was Chief Minister and Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was born.
"The downfall of the Congress party started in 2013 when Sheila ji was the CM. The emergence of a new party, AAP took away the entire Congress vote bank. We could never get it back. It still remains with AAP," said Mr Chacko.