Rahul Gandhi's resignation offer rejected
May 26, 2019
The Congress Working Committee (CWC) held a meeting on Saturday morning to look into details to why the party faced a huge setback at the Lok Sabha elections. Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who contested from both Amethi and Wayanad, lost at Amethi which was a threshold of the Congress party. At the meeting, Rahul said that he wants to resign his position as Congress President. But CWC rejected Rahul's request and added that they need him through these tough times. After Rahul expressed his interest to quit, political experts had raised questions to who would take over his place next.
After the huge setback, Congress party is all set to reconstruct their party and take new decisions.
Congress Working Committee meets at AICC Delhi to take stock of the Lok Sabha results and chart the course forward-Congress Party
The Congress had won only 52 seats out of the 543 seats at Lok Sabha. Nearly 400 seats were taken over completely by the BJP. Rahul Gandhi had won a historical win at Wayanad and will become the Member of Parliament (MP) from this small town in Kerala.
"Instead of this #CongressWorkingCommittee should have followed their leader's example and all resigned en masse. Creative destruction for rebirth was needed. Opportunity lost}, tweeted Journalist Sagarika Ghose.
"The Congress Working Committee commends the tireless efforts of the Congress President... unanimously and in one voice rejects (his offer to resign), tweeted Journalist Shiv Aroor.
After Congress failure, Uttar Pradesh Congress Chief Raj Babbar and Odisha Congress Chief Niranjan Patnaik had already announced their resignations.