After the major loss attained in the national elections against BJP’s Smriti Irani form Amethi, the Congress President Rahul Gandhi seems to have undergone a serious trauma, that being witnessed form his activities abide. Gandhi had a series of visitors on Tuesday with his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as well as Rajasthan’s ruling duo Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot calling on him amid rumblings of discontent in the state and his insistence on quitting.
This is probably after RaGa on Saturday decided to resign from the Party’s Presidency post in presence of mother Sonia, sister Priyanka and other senior Congress leaders. “A non-Gandhian shall also be legible to head the party”, he said covering up his irritation over losing Amethi.
All senior leaders since then have been trying to convince Gandhi to take back his resignation, but he seems to be adamant about going ahead with his decision to step down as party president. It is however not immediately known what transpired at the meetings. The party’s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala and general secretary K C Venugopal also met the party president at his Tughlaq Lane home.
On Monday, Rahul Gandhi cancelled all his appointments for the day and Gehlot could not meet him. After he gave Gehlot a tongue lashing for putting his son above the party at a CWC meeting on Saturday, two days after the Lok Sabha votes were counted, several Rajasthan ministers and MLAs are demanding that accountability be fixed and action taken for the Lok Sabha poll debacle.
According to some leaders who attended the Congress Working Committee meeting, Gandhi did a lot of plain-speaking in his surgical analysis of the role of several party leaders while himself offering to quit as the party president.
The CWC meeting was held in the backdrop of the Congress winning just 52 Lok Sabha seats and drawing a nought in 18 states and Union Territories. Gandhi himself lost from the family bastion of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, though he won from Wayanad in Kerala.
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