I have decided to resign from post of National President Legal Wing SP and all posts. Fwding my resignation to Netaji & @yadavakhilesh ji— Gaurav Bhatia (@gauravbh) February 5, 2017
Bhatia took to Twitter to announce that he was forwarding his resignation letter to Akhilesh Yadav as well as party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav. His move comes just days ahead of assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh.
Bhatia has been the party's face in public and television debates and had hailed the alliance with the Congress in most of his recent interviews.
While he has specified that he was resigning from the post of National president of the legal wing, he also added that he would resign from, all posts, effectively meaning that he will no longer serve the party as its spokesperson. While no mention of his resignation from the party has been made, his tweet reflected disappointment.