MUMBAI: Alarmed by hectic lobbying against him, state Congress president and revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat has offered to quit the organizational post as per the ‘one man one post’ principle of the party.
“I have offered to quit as MPCC president. I have made my decision known to the high command long back, and it is for the party to take a decision. In my opinion, let a new face take over the reins of the organization,” Thorat told TOI.
In view of the debacle of Congress in the 2019 elections, MPCC president Ashok Chavan had quit, following which Thorat was asked to lead the state Congress in July 2019. Under his leadership, the Congress improved its performance and also formed the state government under the banner of the Maha Vikas Aghadi led by Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray.
A few months after the government was formed, pressure was mounting on the Congress high command to replace Thorat and follow the ‘one man one post’ principle.