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DMK Chief MK Stalin dails up Rahul Gandhi; requests him not to resign from Congress President Post

DMK President MK Stalin on Tuesday had a telephonic conversation with Congress chief Rahul Gandhi & requested him not to step down from presidential post, reported ANI.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi congratulated Stalin for DMK-Congress Alliance victory in Tamil Nadu. UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi also congratulated MK Stalin for massive victory in the state.

MK Stalin is among the first ones who had endorsed the name of Rahul Gandhi for Prime Ministerial Candidate.

Despite its humiliating performance in all over India, Congress along with MK’s Stalin DMK sweept Tamil Nadu in the recently held elections. DMK who led the Secular Progressive Alliance of which Congress, communist parties, Vaiko’s MDMK and Dalit outfit VCK were a part, had won 38 of the 39 Parliamentary seats that went to polls in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

MK Stalin’s appeal to Rahul Gandhi came days after Rahul Gandhi in CWC Meet on Saturday offered to resign from party’s top post.

Reportedly despite the CWC rejected his resignation, now an MP from Wayanad Rahul Gandhi is said to be unfazed.

Many Senior Leaders have tried to convince him and requested him not to tender resignation. Leaders believed that the party cannot afford to have a new leader at the core at this time to build party organizationally.

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on Tuesday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi in his residence in the national capital. Congress Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala and Party General Secretary KC Venugopal were also present in the meeting.

READ: Congress Crisis: Priyanka Gandhi, Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot walk in to meet Rahul Gandhi 

The Congress had on Saturday held its Working Committee meeting to discuss the reasons responsible for its poor performance in the recently held national polls 2019.

The Congress faced a humiliating defeat in national polls 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.

The Bharatiya Janata Party in the latest polls has secured 303 seats, 22 more than it got in the 2014 elections. BJP along with its allies, the NDA took it’s tally up to 352 seats in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections.

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