NEW DELHI: Weeks after the poll debacle in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress party is witnessing rebellion inside the party folds in the state, with clamor growing for the resignation of state chief Saif-ud-din Soz.

According to Ghulam Nabi Azad, the congress faction close to senior party leader and Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, Soz should take the moral responsibility of the poll drubbing in recently concluded assembly elections in the state and should immediately resign as PCC chief.

"There is a need that Soz should immediately resign from the post and pave way for new chief to strengthen the party in Jammu and Kashmir" read a joint release issued by the congress leaders, and former ministers led by JKPCC Vice President Janak Raj Gupta.

The faction of party leaders which held a meeting in Jammu demanded resignation of Saif-ud-din soz.

The meeting where Soz’s resignation was demanded was attended by 21 leaders, amongst whom were former Ministers Abdul Gani Vakil, Prem Sagar Aziz, Dr Manohar K Lal, Yogesh Sawhney, Dr Ramesh Sharma and Haji Nisar Ali.

The faction also criticised Soz for setting up two committees in the state for starting membership drive and demanded its dissolution. They want central leadership to intervene in this matter.

In the recently concluded elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress party managed to win only 12 seats with its almost all top leaders losing their seats.