As Congress President Rahul Gandhi continues the drama of his resignation, Chief ministers of Congress-ruled states - Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, and Puducherry - met him on Monday at his residence and urged him to continue his post.
After the meeting, three CMs - Ashok Gehlot (Rajasthan), Kamal Nath (Madhya Pradesh) and Bhupesh Baghel (Chhattisgarh) jointly addressed a press briefing and said that they urged Rahul Gandhi to lead the party.
"It was a good meeting. We conveyed and apprised him about the feelings of Congress workers across the country. We spoke openly to him. We told him that wins and losses happen during elections and we all put forth our views together. We hope that he will listen to us and will take the right decision," Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot told media following the meeting.
Ahead of the meeting with Rahul Gandhi, Gehlot had said that all the Congress party leaders are with the Congress president and own the responsibility of the 2019 debacle.
In another tweet, the senior Congress leader had written that the party leaders "firmly believe that only he (Rahul Gandh) can lead the party in the current scenario, adding that Gandhi's commitment towards the well-being of our country and countrymen is un-compromised and unmatched".
Meanwhile, as per reports, Rahul Gandhi has rejected Ashok Gehlot’s request urging him to continue as party chief.
Earlier sources had told that Rahul Gandhi is miffed with the senior leaders of Congress as her expected them to accept the responsibility for the defeat of the party in the elections and resign from their posts, while he remained adamant on resigning as the party chief.