A month later, Ashok Gehlot owns the responsibility of Congress’ poll defeat

Rahul Gandhi in CWC meeting had also rebuked senior leaders like Ashok Gehlot and Kamal Nath for putting their sons above the party.


New Delhi| Rajasthan Chief Minister and Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot today accepted the responsibility of the party’s poll debacle. Gehlot also showed full support for Congress President Rahul Gandhi. He made the statement ahead of a meeting of Congress CMs with Rahul Gandhi.

In a tweet, the Rajasthan CM said, “We firmly believe that only he can lead the party in the current scenario, his commitment towards well being of our country and countrymen is un-compromised and unmatched.”

Interestingly, it is only a month after the party’s poor performance on the ballot box that Gehlot accepted the responsibility.

Congress CMs meet Rahul Gandhi:

For the first time after the party’s disappointing loss in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Congress President Rahul Gandhi will meet the party Chief Ministers from across the country. The CMs will try to convince Rahul Gandhi to not step down from his position. However, the Congress President has made it clear ample of times that he doesn’t want to be the president of the party.

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The Congress currently rules four states including Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Union Territory Puducherry. Whereas in Karnataka the party is running a coalition government with JDS. Congress’ performance remained dismal in these states except Punjab.

Mass Resignation in Congress:

Rahul Gandhi had expressed disappointment that no leader from the party took the responsibility of the party’s defeat in the Lok Sabha elections. A few days ago youth Congress workers met Rahul Gandhi in Delhi at his residence. While Rahul Gandhi refused to meet any senior leader of the party, he agreed to meet the youth congress leaders.

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After Rahul Gandhi’s statement, party MP Vivek Tankha was the first to resign from the party post. He tweeted saying that party leaders should take collective responsibility of the poll debacle and should resign from party position. Since then, a common letter of resignation was being circulated on social media with the names and signatures of certain Congressmen. Reportedly, the party’s middle-rung leaders who have resigned felt that Rahul Gandhi was let down by the senior leaders and want to fix accountability. Some also feel that this will convince Rahul to continue as the president of the party.

Rahul firm on quitting:

The Congress CMs will try to convince Rahul Gandhi to reconsider his decision of stepping down. Rahul Gandhi, accepting the responsibility of the poll defeat had offered his resignation in the CWC meeting conducted last month. However, the CWC unanimously rejected it. He had also rebuked senior leaders like Ashok Gehlot and Kamal Nath for putting their sons above the party. He also said that he doesn’t want anyone from Gandhi family to run the party and leaders should search for a new face soon.

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