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Rahul Gandhi can leave only after he finds his replacement: Veerappa Moily

Bengaluru | Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily said Rahul Gandhi should reconsider his decision on leaving the post of party leadership and should first find a suitable replacement before quitting.

“The question is people are raising their voices in some states, the discipline is being broken. The party cannot remain in a relaxed state in such a time. Rahul Gandhi is still the president and he will have to take a tough stance and even if he wants to leave he will have to make sure he hands the role to the right person,” Moily told news agency ANI.

Moily’s statements come amid the internal turmoil the grand old party had to face after the Lok Sabha debacle. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi was insisting time and again to resign, only to be rejected by the Congress Working Committee(CWC). Many top leaders have tried convincing Gandhi to continue with his position.

“The people raising their voices have to be stopped even when Sonia Gandhi took over as the president of the party there was a lot of indiscipline. But right from the time she took over until now, there has been no split in the party, so both Sonia and Rahul should take charge now,” he added.

He asserted that just because they have lost one or two elections does not mean the party’s ultimate defeat.

“The unity and integrity of democracy are closely linked to the party, just because we have lost one or two elections does not mean the leaders and workers should lose heart. Both Rahul and Soniaji should take strong and immediate action and sort this out quickly,” Moily said.

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