Hours after Rahul Gandhi made it clear that his decision to resign as party chief is final and expressed impatient over delay in choosing an alternative by the party’s working committee, the party has decided to name veteran party leader Motilal Vora as `interim Congress party president’.
Ninety-year-old Motilal Vora is expected to be announced as the interim party chief till the Congress Working Committee (CWC) chooses the next party president. Earlier in the day in four-page letter to party cadre, Rahul Gandhi detailed the circumstances led to his resignation.
Rahul Gandhi announced that he has resigned as the Congress President and that he was to blame for the party’s rout in the Lok Sabha elections where it could win only 52 of the 542 seats.
In an open letter made public on his Twitter account, Gandhi, son of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, also said that the BJP’s sweeping election win proved that the RSS’ aim of capturing the country’s institutional structure was now complete.
“As President of the Congress party, I am responsible for the loss of the 2019 election. Accountability is critical for the future growth of our party,” he said in a letter that was put on his Twitter account which no longer described him as the Congress President. “It is for this reason that I have resigned as Congress President.”