Chief Ministers of five Congress-ruled states urged Rahul Gandhi to continue as Congress President and not to step down from the party’s top post. Talking to news agency ANI, Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said that he told Rahul Gandhi that can Congress cannot function without him.
‘After Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi can only lead the party’, Puducherry Chief Minister said. He added during the meeting, Rahul Gandhi was requested to continue as party President, however, he remained quiet throughout the meeting.
While Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot was also present in the meeting called to discuss party performance.
‘We conveyed and apprised him about the feelings of Congress workers across the country and urged him to continue to lead the party. We hope he will positively view our request to him to continue as Congress president,” Gehlot told reporters after the meeting.
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While earlier on Friday, Mass resignation hit the Congress with Leaders stepping down from the post as a mark of respect to Rahul Gandhi. Leaders gave free hands to Rahul Gandhi to make organization changes in the party and to continue as Congress President.
It was started on Thursday with the resignation of Vivek Tankha who steps down from the top post of Law and RTI cell. Soon after that, other Congress Leaders from other states also resigned following the same.
Over 140 Leaders step down till now giving a free hand to Rahul Gandhi to make organization changes.
In the last month concluded national polls, 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 is said to be unfazed and don’t want to continue as party president.
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