Rahul Gandhi tenders resignation and the party will soon announce the next party president. Congress president Rahul Gandhi had offered to resign post the Lok Sabha results debacle. The Congress party managed to win only 52 seats which is less than 10% strength of the Lok Sabha. They also are not eligible to take claim of the rightful opposition party designation.
On May 25th, in the CWC review meeting, Rahul Gandhi pointed out several mistakes and insisted on stepping down. He also asked the CWC to find for a replacement and was open to non-Gandhi options. Post this decision, several Congress and alliance party leaders encouraged him to not to step down. Senior party leaders, Sachin Pilot and Priyanka Gandhi met Rahul to persuade him.
Post this meeting on 25th, the INC has announced non of the party spokespersons will participate in any TV debates or public events.
After taking his time, Rahul Gandhi has decided to put down a strong foot and not to change his decision. Our sources suggest that Rahul Gandhi has tendered his resignation and the party is on the lookout for a replacement., the party will struggle to find new president as said by many Congress senior leaders.
The names mentioned in the media as replacements are Chidambaram, Pilot, and Gehlot. This story will be updated as more details come in.