Visiting his former bastion first time after losing Amethi to BJP's Smriti Irani, former Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi, on Wednesday, addressed Congress workers saying that while the party has weaknesses, there is a weakness in the workers too, as per sources.
Assuring his continued accessibility to Amethi's constituents he said that that though he had been elected from Wayanad, he would be available to them anytime."Although I have become a lawmaker from Wayanad, but if you remember me at 4 AM in the morning, I will be here," said the Gandhi scion.
While a few workers requested Rahul Gandhi to withdraw his resignation during his address, Gandhi remained firm about his decision adding that 'the responsibility of losing is mine and also yours'.
Here are some visuals of Rahul Gandhi's visit:
Earlier in the day, announcing a social media milestone, former Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi has said that he has garnered 10 million Twitter followers and that he will be celebrating this milestone in his former constituency Amethi, meeting Congress workers.
Meanwhile, reports of the Gandhi scion's impending Amethi visit on July 10 had emerged on Monday. This development came days after Rahul Gandhi had officially submitted his resignation as the president of the party.
As per sources, this time Rahul will meet Congress leaders on the ground in the former Gandhi bastion. His visit will be a village tour as he is trying to understand what change is needed at the constituency. Amethi, from which Gandhi had been elected three times, was won by BJP leader and Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani by over 5,00,000 votes in the Lok Sabha elections.
While Gandhi is busy doing on-ground work, his party struggles with the dilemma over the appointment of a new party chief following the dramatic resignation of Rahul Gandhi from the post, taking responsibility for the dismal performance of the Congress which managed to get only 52 seats in the Lok Sabha elections 2019. 48-year-old Jyotiraditya Scindia and 41-year-old Sachin Pilot are the front runners for the post, as per sources.