In the recently conducted Lok Sabha Elections 2019 the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) won with a massive margin whereas the Congress party suffered a major loss. BJP clinched 353 seats whereas Congress couldn’t even reach the 100 mark. Rahul Gandhi was adamant on resigning after the appalling performance of his party in the Lok Sabha elections. Rahul Gandhi offered his resignation and insisted that he should go but his offer was unanimously rejected by the party’s top leaders during the CWC meeting.
During the Congress Working Committee which went on for four hours, Rahul Gandhi, said that he would like to exit from his post of party president one and half year after he took this post from his mother Sonia Gandhi. The CWC had conducted a meeting primarily to retrospect on its dismal performance during the general elections and analyse as to why the party failed to convince people to vote in their favour.
The meeting was chaired by party president Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Ex-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Randeep Surjewala, chief minister of party-ruled states and other senior leaders from across the country.
Rahul Gandhi said “We have to continue our fight. I am and will remain a disciplined soldier of the Congress and continue to fight fearlessly. But I do not want to remain the party president. It is not necessary that the president should be from Gandhi family”.
Before the beginning of the meeting Rahul Gandhi was really firm on his decision to give up as party chief and work as a party worker. His mother Sonia Gandhi and sister Priyanka Gandhi tried to persuade him to change his decision.
The party’s biggest dilemma still remains – If not Rahul Gandhi then who? The Congress party and the senior leaders started retrospecting the reasons of their defeat which turned out to be their worst ever result. The biggest shock came when Rahul Gandhi lost to Smriti Irani from Amethi constituency which is considered to be the fortress for the Nehru-Gandhi family.
Rahul Gandhi offers to resign but party rejects his resignation after CWC meeting
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