Mumbai Congress Chief quits
Kripashankar Singh resigned as Mumbai Congress chief, an announcement that was made by the party hours after the Bombay high court ordered his prosecution under the Prevention of Corruption Act and attachment of his immovable properties. The former minister of state for home in Maharashtra had sent in his resignation last week after the party’s poor showing in civic elections. The resignation has been accepted and the party is looking for a “new face” to succeed him. The AICC had already hinted that Singh could be on his way out in the wake of the defeat of the Congress-NCP alliance at the hands of the Shiv Sena-BJP-RPI combine in the Mumbai municipal corporation polls. Earlier in the day, the high court asked Mumbai police to seek sanction for prosecution of Singh under the Prevention of Corruption Act.