Serving Cong an honour, tweets Rahul Gandhi, nudges party to pick new chief
Rahul Gandhi’s statement comes a day after chief ministers of Congress-ruled states called on Gandhi to reconsider the decision taken after the party managed to win just 52 Lok Sabha seats in the recently-held elections.Updated: Jul 03, 2019 16:01 IST
Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday tweeted ‘it is an honour to serve the Congress party’, hours after he told reporters that the party must quickly decide on the new chief and that its highest decision making body, the Congress Working Committee, must meet at the earliest to pick a new president.
“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,” he tweeted with a statement that it would not be correct for him to nominate the successor as suggested by his colleagues..
Earlier he was quoted by news agency ANI as saying: “Party should decide on the new president quickly without further delay, I’m 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.”
On Monday, chief ministers of Congress-ruled states called on Gandhi to reconsider the decision taken after the party managed to win just 52 Lok Sabha seats in the recently-held elections.
After Gandhi quit from his post on May 25, the party has faced mass resignations with as many as 200 leaders and workers stepping down from their positions.