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WATCH: Republic Corners Jagdish Tytler After 1984-accused Rushes To Rahul Gandhi's Residence Amid Resignation Drama

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:


  • Jagdish Tytler has been given an audience and will be meeting the Congress president to convince him to not resign.
  • Tytler even confronted Republic TV's reporter and told that he was waiting for the Congress Delhi chief Sheila Dikshit to come to meet the Congress president. 

Jagdish Tytler, tainted in the 1984 Anti-Sikh riots visited Rahul Gandhi's Delhi residence amid the persistent resignation drama from his post as the Congress president. 

While the Congress senior leaders like sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and deputy chief minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot reached out to Rahul Gandhi over his resignation row, now Jagdish Tytler will be meeting the Congress president along with former chief minister Sheila Dikshit to convince him to hold his post. 

This development comes 19 days after Sam Pitroda's insensitive 'Hua to Hua' comment over the massacre of the Sikh community in 1984. 

Tytler then confronted Republic TV's reporter and told that he was waiting for the Congress Delhi chief Sheila Dikshit to come to meet the Congress president. 

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Earlier in the day, Dikshit reiterating her stand on Rahul Gandhi's party presidency stated that they (Congress) will 'plead' him to take his decision back.

The former chief minister of Delhi said that the party will suffer a 'heavy loss' and that the party will persuade Rahul Gandhi by demonstrating near his residence. 

"We are going there to plead with him to not do this. In the CWC meeting, we have said very clearly that none of us will accept his resignation. To convince him or to replace him is our responsibility. We won't listen to his decision and won't even search for any replacement," she added. 

Meanwhile, in a big development amid turmoil within the Congress party following the 2019 Lok Sabha election results, as per inputs, Rahul Gandhi is insistent on his decision to step down as Congress party president. At the previous CWC meeting, his resignation offer was rejected as the party instead allegedly unanimously asked him to remain and guide them, and even bestowed upon him full authority to overhaul the party. 

Many leaders such as DMK Cheif M K Stalin, RJD Chief Lalu Yadav, Superstar Rajinikanth too had urged Gandhi to stay as the Congress Chief.

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Since the May 23 results in which the Congress managed to win just 52 seats - six more than its lowest-ever Lok Sabha polls tally in 2014 - the resignations have come in thick and fast, and from all over the country. Congress chiefs of Madhya Pradesh (M.P CM Kamal Nath), Uttar Pradesh (Raj Babbar), Odisha (Niranjan Patnaik), Assam (Ripun Bora), Jharkhand (Dr Ajoy Kumar), Punjab (Sunil Jhakar, on account of his own loss to BJP's Sunny Deol in Gurdaspur) are among the many names that have resigned.