New Delhi :Reports pouring in states that Rahul Gandhi is adamant to quit and has asked the Congress Working Committee to look for a replacement as his decision to quit will not change.
The Congress Working Committee is reportedly planning to hold another meeting to discuss possible candidates for party chief in the next four days. While Gandhi has made it clear that he would not change his mind to quit, the senior party leaders are still planning to ask him to reconsider his decision.
The last meeting of the CWC was held on Saturday where Rahul Gandhi tendered his resignation taking moral responsibility for the party’s defeat. However, the party’s highest poll-making body rejected the resignation at the meeting. Rahul further demanded the committee not to consider his mother Sonia Gandhi or sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as his replacement.
Apart from Rahul Gandhi, Jharkhand Congress Chief Ajoy Kumar, Assam Unit Chief Ripun Bora, Maharashtra unit chief Ashol Chavan, Uttar Pradesh Unit Chief Raj Babbar and Odisha Congress chief Niranjan Patnaik have also tendered their resignation taking the moral responsibility of the defeat in their respective states.
Now even Priyanka and Sonia admit there should be a change of guard and together acknowledge Rahul’s decision.