The Indian Youth Congress on Thursday met and passed a resolution urging Rahul Gandhi to continue as Congress President. The Resolution passed by the Youth Team of Grand Old Party stated that Rahul Gandhi gave the bold leadership to our party by standing with Truth and for Justice at a time when the country was fighting to protect the Ideo of Indian Democracy.
It further stated that In the path of struggle and the biggest challenge to our Party, Rahul Gandhi should continue to lead us, should continue to protect the idea of India, and stand for the common man of the country.
‘Today, in the meeting of the Indian Youth Congress office bearers and the coordinators, a resolution was passed unanimously urging ShriJi to continue to lead us as chairman. Some highlights of the meeting,’ tweeted Youth Congress Official Twitter Handle.
आज भारतीय युवा कांग्रेस के पदाधिकारियों और कोऑर्डिनेटर्स की मीटिंग में सर्वसम्मती से प्रस्ताव पास कर श्री @RahulGandhi जी से अनुरोध किया कि वे अध्यक्ष के तौर पर हमारा नेतृत्व करते रहें। मीटिंग की कुछ झलकियां। pic.twitter.com/Adj7ukSajD
— Youth Congress (@IYC) May 30, 2019
While earlier in the day, a similar resolution was passed by Punjab Congress unanimously requesting Gandhi not to step down from party’s top post.
Earlier similar resolutions were passed by many states Congress Committees urging Gandhi to continue as the party President. In another development, DPCC Chief Sheila Dixit along with State Party Workers held a demonstration outside Gandhi’s Residence in the national capital on Wednesday. She later met Rahul Gandhi and requested to continue leading the party.
Gandhi had offered to step down from his post at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting held on Saturday. Reportedly despite the CWC rejected his resignation, now an MP from Wayanad Rahul Gandhi is said to be unfazed.
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. Rahul Gandhi taking moral responsibility of defeat had on Saturday offered his resignation and asked party leaders to get a new name for party president post.
The Congress faced a crushing 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.