Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday reacted on Rahul Gandhi’s decision to resign from the post of party president. Taking to Twitter, Priyanka Gandhi while quoting Rahul Gandhi’s tweet, said, ‘Few have the courage that you do. Deepest respect for your decision.’
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) July 4, 2019
Earlier on Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi officially resigned from the party Top Post saying as president of the Congress party he is responsible for the loss of the 2019 elections. He added that accountability is critical for the future growth of our party. It is for this reason that I have resigned as Congress president.
‘It is an honor for me to serve the Congress Party, whose values and ideals have served as the lifeblood of our beautiful nation. I owe the country and my organization a debt of tremendous gratitude and love. Jai Hind’, said Rahul Gandhi in a tweet while attaching a four-page letter.
There was wild speculation of Motilal Vora being appointed as the Interim Party President – as claimed Wikipedia. However, the former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh said that he has no information about this.
In the National polls that concluded on May 23, the Congress put a flop show and won 52 seats, which is only 8 more than it got in 2014 national polls. It has also lost some of its strongholds across the country including Rahul Gandhi’s Amethi in Uttar Pradesh and Jyotiraditya Scindia‘s Guna in Madhya Pradesh.
Rahul Gandhi, soon after the poll outcome, had on May 25 offered to step down from his post at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting.
Reportedly despite the CWC rejected his resignation, now an MP from Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi has now officially asserted that he is not continuing as party president.