New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday was once again determined to not take back his resignation as Congress president even as Lok Sabha party MPs urged him to reconsider. Also Read - Assam Assembly Election 2021: Congress Releases First Candidate List Full of Fresh Faces
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi chaired the Congress parliamentary meet today, where the lawmakers said that the party needed Rahul’s leadership and that there was no one else who could lead Congress. However, it is learnt that Rahul was adamant to step aside and make way for new party chief. Also Read - 100 Days Or 100 Months: Congress Will Continue To Fight Till Farm Laws Are Rolled Back, Says Priyanka Gandhi
According to an ANI report, senior party leaders Shashi Tharoor and Manish Tewari spoke to Rahul Gandhi and tried to explain that the responsibility of Congress’ drubbing in the recently held 2019 General election was not of his alone. Also Read - Tamil Nadu Election 2021: DMK-Congress Finalise Seat-sharing Pact. Congress Given 25 Seats, to Fight Kanyakumari By-poll
Meanwhile, members of Youth Congress and party workers held a demonstration outside the residence of Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi and sloganeered in his support.
Chants of ‘Rahul Gandhi Zindabad’ and ‘Rahul Tum Sangharsh Karo, Hum Tumhare Saath Hai’ are reverberating next to his official residence.
The Congress party has been battling crisis since their humiliating performance in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, wherein they managed to win only 52 seats. The Grand Old Party thereby could only marginally improve its 2014 tally when they won 44 seats.
Gandhi had then offered to resign in the first CWC meeting convened after the results were declared. The Congress Working Committee had then unanimously rejected his offer and since there has been an ever-widening gap in party leadership.
However, Congress President Rahul Gandhi has also been holding meetings with his party’s state in-charges to review the reasons for its dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections.