Congress President Rahul Gandhi today offered his resignation which was unanimously rejected by the members of Congress Working Committee (CWC). Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala in a media briefing said that the party has given a free hand to the party president to overhaul the organisation.
”CWC has given Congress President the right to make changes to restructure the party, a plan for this will be brought soon,” Surjewala said. Earlier, CWC meet was conducted to review the reason for a poor performance of India’s major Opposition party in natioanl elections.
Most of the party’s senior leaders such as former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, party chief Rahul Gandhi, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge attended the meet. Chief Ministers of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot, Punjab Amarinder Singh, and Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel were also present at the meeting.
After facing a humiliating defeat for the second time in the consecutive Lok Sabha elections, the Congress held a meeting to discuss the reason for party’s debacle. Out of the 23 CWC members, only four won in the just concluded elections — party chief Rahul Gandhi, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Gaurav Gogoi and A. Chella Kumar.