As the resignation story of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi continues with he insisting on his resignation and the entire party passing resolution asking him to continue, former union minister Yashwant Sinha has said that if Rahul Gandhi does not stand firm regarding his resignation, he will lose public estimation.
Taking to Twitter, he said that a loser should never be mocked in the democracy because it entails a heavy cost for the winner. He then went on to warn abusers.
Here's his tweet:
Yashwant Sinha had held the Finance and External Affairs portfolios in Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's cabinet between 1998 and 2004. He has been a fierce critic of Narendra Modi government and had quit the party approximately one year ago.
Before the Lok Sabha elections 2019, he had given unsolicited advice to the Opposition. Here's what he said:
Meanwhile, the Assam Congress Committee also passed a resolution urging Rahul Gandhi to take back their resignation.
Meanwhile, amid turmoil within the Congress party, Rahul Gandhi is insistent on his decision to step down as Congress party president. At the previous CWC meeting, his resignation offer was rejected as the party instead allegedly unanimously asked him to remain and guide them, and even bestowed upon him full authority to overhaul the party.
Counsel for Rahul Gandhi to not quit as Congress chief has also on Tuesday come from ally Lalu Prasad Yadav who has called the resignation decision suicidal, opining that as soon as a non-Nehru-Gandhi family member takes over the role, they would be painted as a 'puppet' by the BJP. Lalu Prasad also blamed regional parties for not projecting Rahul Gandhi as a Prime Ministerial face as it was required to take on the BJP and Narendra Modi irrespective of the Opposition's seat-share bargaining.
Since the May 23 results in which the Congress managed to win just 52 seats - six more than its lowest-ever Lok Sabha polls tally in 2014 - the resignations have come in thick and fast, and from all over the country. Congress chiefs of Madhya Pradesh (M.P CM Kamal Nath), Uttar Pradesh (Raj Babbar), Odisha (Niranjan Patnaik), Assam (Ripun Bora), Jharkhand (Dr Ajoy Kumar), Punjab (Sunil Jhakar, on account of his own loss to BJP's Sunny Deol in Gurdaspur) are among the many names that have resigned.