Indian National Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is adamant on his decision of stepping down as the party president and asked his party leaders to look for a new party president soon. Rahul Gandhi wants to step down from his post after the bad performance of Congress in this Lok Sabha Election. Congress gets 52 seats out of total 545.
Rahul Gandhi was not happy with the way his party performed in this election and taking the moral responsibility for the party’s defeat he offered his resignation to the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Friday. The CWC at its meeting on Saturday rejected the offer still Rahul Gandhi sticks to his decision to resign. People who know Rahul intimately, believe that he doesn’t yield pressure easily and it is not easy to change his mind.
Congress Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi also believe that party needs a change of guard, though blame cannot be put on one person.
Yesterday, party treasurer Ahmed Patel and general secretary K. C. Venugopal met Rahul Gandhi and asked him not to step down. However, Patel later twitted that he had gone to meet him for routine administrative work.
He tweeted “I had sought time before the CWC to meet the Congress President to discuss routine administrative work. The meeting today was in that context. All other speculation is incorrect and baseless,”
Rahul Gandhi is not happy with some seniors leaders of the party. Earlier in CWC meeting, he said that some of his party leaders keep “son over party”. He didn’t want to give election tickets to their sons but they insisted on him. He didn’t take any name directly but it is been said that Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, MP Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia and MP Chief Minister Kamalnath were the ones.
Meanwhile, six state Congress party chiefs have resigned from the post. Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha Congress chiefs had resigned earlier, in addition, Jharkhand, Assam and Punjab party chiefs had also resigned yesterday.