New Delhi: After the humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi stepped down as Congress President, and the grand old party is yet to finalise a new chief.
Gandhi became the Congress president in 2017 and offered to step down from his post at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on May 25, taking moral responsibility for the party’s drubbing in the 17th Lok Sabha elections. 50 days went by, Gandhi has also removed the tag of “Congress President” from the bio of his official Twitter handle.
One of the possible reasons behind the delay in the selection of Congress president is that the party’s general secretary KC Venugopal is currently busy in solving the ongoing Karnataka crisis and is camped in Bengaluru. It is believed that the way to the CWC meeting will open only after a resolution to the Karnataka issue.
All the Chief Ministers of Congress-ruled states met Gandhi in Delhi to advice him to reconsider his decision to resign but of no avail.