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CWC meeting today: Will Rahul Gandhi resign?

According to sources, Rahul Gandhi offered to resign immediately, but Sonia Gandhi advised her to speak to the Congress Working Committee. 

 

New Delhi: Following a very embarrassing performance in Lok Sabha elections, questions are being raised about the leadership of Congress party and Rahul Gandhi. Today, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting will be held in Delhi to review the party’s defeat. According to the sources, Rahul Gandhi may resign from the post of party president taking the responsibility of defeat.

The NDA led by Bharatiya Janata Party claimed even bigger victory in 2019 Lok Sabha election winning as many as 352 seats. BJP alone managed to cross 300 seats. On the other hand, UPA- the opposition coalition headed by Congress could only win 83 seats. Congress alone won not more than 52 seats.  Several top leaders of the party faced crushing defeat in the elections. In fact, Congress president Rahul Gandhi could not even save his home turf Amethi.

According to sources, Rahul Gandhi offered to resign immediately, but Sonia Gandhi advised her to speak to the Congress Working Committee.

In the last elections, the Congress won 44 seats. While this time the party has got only 52 seats, an increase of mere 8 seats. With this, for the second time in a row, the principal opposition party will not be getting the status of the opposition in the Lok Sabha.

Ahead of the CWC meet today, several senior party leaders have blamed Rahul Gandhi’s negative campaign focused on targetting PM Modi with “Chowkidar Chor Hai” slogan, a reason of party’s defeat across the country. The party drew blank in as many as 18 states. Especially, it lost ground in the Hindi heartland states where it had won three assembly elections last year.

 

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