Rahul Gandhi has officially resigned as the Congress party President taking the responsibility for the party’s defeat in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections.
Rahul on Wednesday tweeted his resignation letter. He also thanked his fellow Congressmen and expressed his gratitude that he had the opportunity to serve the party.
“It is an honour for me to serve the Congress Party, whose values and ideals have served as the lifeblood of our beautiful nation”, Rahul tweeted, with a four-pager resignation letter.
“I am responsible for the loss of the 2019 election. Accountability is critical for the future growth of our party. It is for this reason that I have resigned as Congress President”, his resignation letter reads.
It is an honour for me to serve the Congress Party, whose values and ideals have served as the lifeblood of our beautiful nation.
I owe the country and my organisation a debt of tremendous gratitude and love.
Jai Hind ?? pic.twitter.com/WWGYt5YG4V
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 3, 2019
Rahul on Wednesday reaffirmed that he is no longer Congress president, adding that the party should without delay, decide on a new chief.
There are speculations that veteran Congress leader Motilal Vora will be announced as the Congress party’s interim Chief.
“The party should decide on the new president quickly without further delay, I am nowhere in this process. I have already submitted my resignation and I am no longer the party president. CWC should convene a meeting at the earliest and decide,” Rahul was quoted as saying to the reporters in the parliament.
In between this continuing leadership crisis in the Congress, Rahul said CWC should convene a meeting at the earliest to decide on his successor. He also mentioned that the next chief should not be from the Nehru-Gandhi family.
This comes a day after chief ministers of Congress-ruled states met Rahul and asked him to reconsider his resignation decision.
Earlier on 25 June at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting chaired by Sonia Gandhi, he offered to step down taking moral responsibility for the poor performance of the party in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.
The Congress lawmakers reportedly urged Rahul to continue as the party president. They had said that there was no one who could lead the party.
Rahul in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections lost from his bastion Amethi but won from Kerala’s Wayanad, where he contested for the first time.