Party to decide who will be next Congress President, not me: Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi who has been adamant on stepping down as party chief after the poor show in the recently concluded Lok Sabha Elections made it clear on Thursday that his party will decide on who his successor will be and not him.

“I will not decide who will be the next Congress president,” Rahul said.

Following the debacle in the elections, Rahul took responsibility for the party’s failure and told the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the highest decision-making body of the Congress, that he would like to step down.

However, the CWC has rejected his offer to resign and asked him to restructure the party at all levels.

Earlier, Rahul had declined to take up the position of Lok Sabha leader. The Congress finally picked five-time MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury for the post.

In the recently concluded elections, Rahul Gandhi even lost the family bastion of Amethi to BJP’s Smriti Irani. But he however, won Kerala’s Wayanad seat.

The Congress won just 52 seats in 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, a marginal rise over its score of 44 in the 2014 election.