A day after the rumours that Congress chief Rahul Gandhi may resign, Mumbai Congress in-charge Sanjay Nirupam said that the party lost due to bad luck and will fight back under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi. He added that why are people targeting Rahul Gandhi and asking him to resign. The CWC meeting is scheduled at 10 on May 25.
In his tweet on Saturday, May 25, he blamed it to luck, also attacked the BJP saying that 'under Modi-wave many BJP leaders lost badly, but no one asked their presidents to resign. Here is his tweet:
On May 23, Prime Minister Narendra Modi created history in 2019 Lok Sabha election by leading his Bharatiya Janata Party to a victory bigger than in 2014 by winning 303 seats on its own. The NDA alliance won a massive 352 seats out of the 542 Parliamentary seats that went to polls in the seven-phases 2019 elections.
To Congress' utmost failure, it bagged only 52 seats out of 542 of the lower house. Moreover, its chief was defeated in his bastion of Amethi by BJP candidate, Union Minister Smriti Irani by 55120 votes. Even as the counting was underway on May 23, Rahul Gandhi addressed the media and conceded defeat against Irani and said that he hopes Irani will take care of the constituency. He however won from his second seat in Kerala's Wayanad.
In light of the outcome of the Lok Sabha elections 2019, rumours spread that he tendered his resignation to his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. However, Nirupam crushed any such thing brazenly.
Among the 29 states and 7 Union Territories that went to polls in the 2019 elections, BJP along with its allies under NDA made a clean sweep in Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Puducherry, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.
Meanwhile, in his victory speech, BJP president Amit Shah attacked Congress by giving a list of states where Congress till that time had not opened their account -
Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Mizoram, Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Rajasthan, Chandigarh, Daman and Diu,Lakshadweep