Rahul Gandhi Resigns | Ahmed Patel-led Seniors Faction Against Motilal Vora's Appointment As Interim Congress Chief As Mandated By INC Constitution, Details Of Decision's Reversal Accessed

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Following Rahul Gandhi's resignation as Congress president, there has been chaos in the grand old party leading to a division among the members. 

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Updated On:

Following Rahul Gandhi's resignation as Congress president, there has been chaos in the grand old party leading to a division among the members. 

As per sources, Gandhi loyalist Motilal Vora is likely to be made the interim president of the party. However, top leaders in the party are against the decision, the sources added. This has led to a rift in Congress. 

READ: Rahul Gandhi Resigns | Motilal Vora Unaware Of His Appointment As Congress' Interim Chief, Says 'I Am Unaware And Have No Information About It'

News of Vora's likely elevation creates faction in party

Top brass in the party including Ahmed Patel and other senior leaders Congress party were unhappy with the decision of making Vora the interim president. It was decided earlier that as per the Constitution of Congress party Vora would be the interim president as he is the senior-most in the party. But on Wednesday evening, the decision was changed, sources said. 

Below is what the INC constitution says about the protocol to follow after resignation of party president -

The sources also said that the party leadership has not taken a final call on the next Congress chief. The meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) has not been called yet to make the decision. Rahul Gandhi himself has not tendered his resignation to the CWC.

READ | Rahul Gandhi Resigns: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Offers First Statement On Congress President's Exit; Says 'few Have The Courage That You Do'

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra responds to Rahul's resignation

Earlier on Thursday, Priyanka Gandhi gave her first statement on her brother's resignation as Congress chief. She said that very few had the courage to take such a decision and that she respected him for it.

Speculations on next party chiefs 

Sources have said that some party leaders including Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are inclined in have family loyalists such as Sushil Kumar Shinde and Ashok Gehlot as the next party president. But another faction wants young guns such as Sachin Pilot to lead them, the sources added.

READ - Rahul Gandhi Resigns | SCOOP: Ashok Gehlot, Sushil Kumar Shinde Among Congress President Picks For Loyalist Faction Seeking Continued Gandhi-Vadra Control Over Party

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