Added on : 2019-05-25 16:33:34
The Congress president Rahul Gandhi has offered his resignation to the Congress Working Committee taking full responsibility for the party's drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala has junked the reports of party president Rahul Gandhi offering to resign at the ongoing Congress Working Committee meeting in New Delhi.
The top leadership of the party wants him to stay as the party president, Surjewala. According to several reports, Gandhi’s resignation was unanimously rejected by senior party members at the meeting. He has been asked to “reorganise the party”.
The Congress Working Committee(CWC) meeting, chaired by Congress president Rahul Gandhi, is being attended by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, chief ministers of party-ruled states and other top leaders from across the country.
Earlier, party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala had also denied the reports of Gandhi’s resignation.
The Congress won just 52 seats in the 17th Lok Sabha, a marginal improvement of eight seats from the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.