Congress Issues Statement Shielding Rahul Gandhi Over Election Result, Reiterates His New Authority To Overhaul Party

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:

In a sensational development, two days after Congress president Rahul Gandhi offered to resign from his post after the huge defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, party's spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala took to Twitter to reiterate that Rahul Gandhi will remain the party chief. 

In a statement, the In-charge of Communications at AICC has stated that the Congress Working Committee(CWC) that took place on May 25 looked at the corrective actions for the loss in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, adding that the members have expressed their views during the meeting itself that Rahul Gandhi will authorised to take care of the radical changes and organisational overhaul within the party. 

"CWC held a collective deliberation on the performance of the party, the challenges before it as also the way ahead, instead of casting aspersions on the role or conduct of any specific individual. The gist of the deliberations was made public in the CWC resolution," the statement read.

In the state, the Congress leader also urged the media "to respect the sanctity of a closed-door meeting of the CWC" and not fall in trap of speculations, until the party provides details of the future course of action. Read here:

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On May 25, following the meeting of the CWC, Congress leaders addressed the media and said that Rahul Gandhi presented his resignation which the CWC outrightly rejected. 

"Congress president Rahul Gandhi in his address to the CWC offered his resignation which the CWC members unanimously and with one voice rejected and requested the Congress president for his guidance and leadership," Randeep Singh Surjewala had said on Saturday. 

Amid the speculations over Rahul Gandhi's resignation, sources had told Republic TV that UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi has actually sought more powers for her son and AICC president. 

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