New Delhi | Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, after meeting with Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that they hope he will do the right thing.
“It was a good meeting, we talked for around 2 hours, we conveyed to him the feelings of our party workers & leaders. We hope that he will pay heed to our views and do the right thing”, Gehlot said, as quoted by news agency ANI.
Today, all the Congress’ state Chief Ministers met Chief Rahul Gandhi to convince him to take back his resignation.
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.
The meeting comes amidst the mass resignation crisis that has rocked the party. So far nearly 200 people have resigned from their post in the party in solidarity with Rahul Gandhi. 35 office bearers of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee have submitted their resignation.
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. While talking to them he expressed that no chief Minister, no state president and not even general secretaries took the responsibility of the defeat and quit their post. He said even after he offered to resign, no one else came forward in his support.
After the dismal performance of the grand old party in the Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi had offered to resign from the post of party leadership. However, the Congress Working Committee, or the CWG, the highest decision-making body of the party, had declined his resignation and said that only Gandhi was not to be blamed. Since then, Rahul Gandhi has been determined on resigning.