All the leaders present in the meeting which lasted for more than 5 hours at 10 Janpath, Sonia Gandhi’s residence, gave their views. In the meeting, there was a demand for Rahul Gandhi to take over as president. In the end, Rahul Gandhi had said that he is ready to fulfill the responsibility given by the party.
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These members raised the demand
According to sources, in this meeting K. Suresh, Abdul Khalik, Gaurav Gogoi and some other MPs urged Rahul Gandhi to take over the reins of the party. Apart from these MPs, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh also said that now Rahul Gandhi should lead the Congress again. In a recent Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also raised this demand Was supported by many leaders.
‘Resigned after taking responsibility for defeat in general elections’
Rahul Gandhi’s resignation was discussed for a long time and he offered it soon after the Lok Sabha election 2019 results. Now in Rahul Gandhi’s resignation, he had given these reasons for his resignation.
You will have to take responsibility for defeat
Rahul Gandhi wrote, ‘As Congress president, I am responsible for the defeat in 2019. Accountability is essential for the future of our party. This is why I am resigning from my post.
The party needs to be restructured for the defeat in 2019. People will have to take tough decisions collectively to defeat the party. It would be very wrong to blame everyone for the party’s defeat, but being the party president, I should run away from my responsibility.
Many colleagues suggested that I should choose the name of the next president of the Congress Party. It is true that there is an urgent need of someone to lead our party. It would be wrong for me to select one. The history of our party has been very glorious. Therefore, I think that now this party will decide who can lead us with courage, love and responsibility.