Rahul Gandhi resigned from his post as the Congress president on Wednesday, 41 days after the humiliating defeat of the party in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of BJP. Responding to the development, Rahul Gandhi's guru and senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel finally took to Twitter to say that 'Rahul's resignation letter is unfortunate'.
In his first tweet, Ahmed Patel said that all the party leaders are accountable for the defeat, adding that Rahul Gandhi, in a short span, made tremendous contributions for the party. Even as he did not ask Rahul Gandhi to not to quit as the Congress president, Patel added that all party leade5rs believe Gandhi's "endeavour should continue".
In his second tweet, Ahmed Patel said that Rahul Gandhi "is and will remain his leader and the party's leader" and will continue to provide solid strength for the Grand Old Party.
This development has come after senior Congress source told (to news agency ANI) that Rahul Gandhi will continue as the Congress President till the time Congress Working Committee (CWC) accepts his resignation. The source also rubbished the reports of appointment of senior party leader Motilal Vora as Interim Congress President.
Rahul Gandhi posted his 4-page resignation letter on Twitter in which he took the responsibility of the defeat of the party in the 2019 polls. In his letter, he said that it would be incorrect for him to select the new person to lead the Congress party, even after his party colleagues suggested to nominate the same.
"Many of my colleagues suggested that I nominate the next Congress President. While it is important for someone new to lead our party, it would not be correct for me to select that person," he wrote in the letter.