Congress workers in Kanpur are set to go on a hunger strike urging Rahul Gandhi to continue as the party president. A press release by Congress Kanpur Committee stated that ‘The Local Congress Leader will undertake a ‘Sadbhavan Anshan’ on Saturday pressing upon Rahul Gandhi to continue as Congress President’.
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.
Among those who tendered the resignation include Haryana Women Congress chief Sumitra Chouhan, General Secretary Netta P Sangma of Meghalaya, Secretary Virender Rathore, Madhya Pradesh In-charge Dipak Babaria, Goa unit chief Girish Chodankar, Chhattisgarh Secretary Anil Chaudhary, Madhya Pradesh Secretary Sudhir Chaudhary, and Haryana Secretary Satyavir Yadav.
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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