CHANDIGARH, May 25 -- Taking responsibility for the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD)'s worst-ever election debacle, the party's state president, Ashok Arora, resigned from the post on Friday, after a stint of over 15 years.

Once-the-main opposition party, the INLD suffered a humiliating defeat, getting just 1.9% of the total 1.26 crore votes polled in the state during this Lok Sabha election.

Prior to it, its worst percentage was in 1984 when it got about 19% of the total votes while its best performance was in 1989 when it got 38.9% votes. Arora cites primarily two reasons for the drubbing of INLD - the parliamentary polls being fought on national issues and the recent crippling split in the party. The INLD's breakaway Jannayak Janata Part...