Rahul Gandhi resigns as Congress chief, new leader to be announced soon

Rahul Gandhi offered to resign as Congress chief after a loss in Lok Sabha elections that saw him lose his stronghold of Amethi, Uttar Pradesh.

Published: 04th June 2019 02:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th June 2019 02:37 PM   |  A+A-

Rahul Gandhi to resign as Congress Chief.

Rahul Gandhi to resign as Congress Chief. (File Photo | EPS)

By Online Desk

In Congress' Working Committee meeting held earlier today, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, has offered his resignation as the party president.

After weeks of speculation over his next move, post the debacle of losing the Congress home turf of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh to BJP Union Minister Smriti Irani, by over 55,000 votes, the news was confirmed today by Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.

While UPA ally members are upset over the verdict and have asked Rahul to change his mind multiple times, the Congress Chief remained adamant and stuck to his decision. 

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The party has also declared that the new leader's name will be announced soon.

It remains to be seen who the next elected leader could be, although as per insider reports, Sonia Gandhi could be elected as the new Congress chief.

Meanwhile, Rahul has also stated that no preference should be given to his family members and that a new suitable leader should be chosen to work for the betterment of the party.

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