Several Congress leaders across India urged Rahul Gandhi not to resign from his post and said that it would be a huge struggle for the party
Bengaluru: Karnataka Congress Legislature Party (CLP) on Wednesday (May 29) urged Indian National Congress (INC) president Rahul Gandhi to withdraw his resignation from the post of party chief.
Speaking to reporters, KPCC president Dinesh Gundu Rao said, "We feel that Rahul Gandhi is the only person who can lead the party in this crucial time. We urge him to withdraw his resignation letter, and the CLP has unanimously passed the decision that he continues as the Congress president."
Earlier, on Wednesday, several party workers in Karnataka, Rajasthan and New Delhi held placards in support of the Gandhi scion, dubbing him as "Hope of the Nation" and urged him to not resign from the post.
Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit also met Rahul Gandhi at his residence and urged him to continue as the party chief as his resignation will cause massive pain to the members.
Days after the Lok Sabha election results were out, Rahul on May 25, offered to step down from the party president post at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, taking moral responsibility for the party's dismal performance in the recent Lok Sabha election. His resignation was rejected 'unanimously' by the party members who authorised him to do a complete overhaul and restructure the party at every level.
While reports suggest that Rahul remains firm on resigning, not just leaders from his party but those from allies have also urged him to rethink.
The Congress president, who had won Wayanad Parliamentary seat, lost to BJP's Smriti Irani from Amethi parliamentary constituency — considered a stronghold of Nehru-Gandhi family.
Last Updated May 30, 2019, 11:02 AM IST