UP Congress chief Raj Babbar plays Holi after humiliating loss in elections
His party may have just lost its significance in Uttar Pradesh but that did not dampen Congress' Uttar Pradesh chief Raj Babbar's holi celebrations. The actor-turned-politician celebrated Holi in all its colours In Mumabi even as party members announced resignations in other parts of the country. The Congress managed to win a mere seven seats out of the 105 seats that it contested in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls but that humiliating defeat just did not dampen the festive spirit of Raj Babbar who took the celebration away from Uttar Pradesh to Mumbai.
UP Congress president Raj Babbar celebrates #Holi in Mumbaipic.twitter.com/y7z0PhPL92— ANI (@ANI_news) March13,2017
With the defeat, the Congress has been reduced to a non-entity in the state with the largest number of constituencies. While the Congress leadership that campaigned with their alliance partner Samajwadi party on multiple occasion was missing ina ction when Akhilesh Yadav addressed a press conference after the results on Saturday. While Samajwadi party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav held the Congress directly responsible for the party's defeat, the Chief of Congress in Uttar Pradesh celebrated the festival of colours.
Raj Babbar's mood was definitely not indicative of what the Congress' mood is currently. Seems like it is a phenomenon for all politicians in Uttar Pradesh with Akhilesh Yadav also celebratig Holi on Monday. Some may call it being sportive and others may deem it a disconnect with the reality of the party's situation.