Rahul May Offer to Resign, CWC Meet to be Held on Saturday

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Rahul Gandhi has taken full responsibility for the party’s poll defeat and there is speculation that he may offer to resign at the CWC meeting.

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NEW DELHI — After a humiliating defeat beyond expectations in the Lok Sabha polls, top Congress leaders will deliberate on party losses at a meeting of the working committee slated on Saturday where party chief Rahul Gandhi is likely to offer his resignation.

Rahul Gandhi has taken full responsibility for the party’s poll defeat and there is speculation that he may offer to resign at the CWC meeting.

However, the party leaders are backing him strongly and have said that the blame for party’s poor showing cannot be put on any one individual, reports IANS.

According to sources, the party has convened a meeting of the Congress Working Committee, the highest decision-making body of the party at 11 am on Saturday. Rahul Gandhi is likely to offer his resignation at the meet, party sources said.

The Congress suffered a loss for the second time in a row at the hands of the Narendra Modi led BJP.

The party has won 52 seats in the elections, just eight more than the 44 it won in 2014. Rahul Gandhi was a prominent face in both the elections.

The Congress won a single seat of Rae Bareli represented by Sonia Gandhi, UPA Chairperson, in Uttar Pradesh, but Rahul Gandhi himself failed to retain his family bastion of Amethi in India’s biggest state.

Top party leaders, including UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, are expected to attend the meeting. There have already been voices within to introspect on why the party failed to reach out to the people.

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