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Tag: Rahul Gandhi Resignation

Congress is scoring self-goals: ex AICC legal cell head

New Delhi: The Congress’ decision to ask Sonia Gandhi to take over as interim president shows the “political leadership bankruptcy” in the party, said a former head of the AICC legal cell. Lalit Bhasin, President, The Bar Association of India, and former Chairman-AICC Legal Cell, in a statement said that Sonia Gandhi ought not to […]

No surprises. It's Rahul Gandhi again!

New Delhi: Despite the names of veteran leader Mallikarjun Kharge and Mukul Wasnik being thrown up as possible successor to the Congress President’s post, when the state party leaders finally sat down to confabulate and propose the names for the post — it came as no surprise — Rahul Gandhi again! For the grand old […]

CWC urges Rahul to reconsider his decision to quit as party chief

New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee that met on Saturday to decide the successor of Rahul Gandhi again urged him to reconsider his decision and said it was yet to take a final call on his resignation. Addressing mediapersons after the meeting, Congress media in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala said: “The CWC unanimously appealed to Rahul […]

Shatrughan Sinha favours Priyanka Gandhi as Congress chief

Patna: Actor-turned-politician and Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha on Monday backed Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s name for leading the party. “It’s my humble appeal that she would be apt as the party president to lead ahead. It will be a shot in the arm,” Sinha tweeted. Sinha said Priyanka’s leadership will be a boost for the Congress […]

After quitting as party chief, Rahul watched movie in Delhi theatre

New Delhi: After resigning as Congress President, Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday watched a movie in a Delhi multiplex like a common citizen. A video of Rahul Gandhi watching Hindi movie Article 15 on Wednesday evening at PVR Chanakya went viral on social media platform Instagram, where he was praised for not behaving as a VIP. […]

Rahul Gandhi's resignation sparks meme fest among Twitterati

New Delhi: People across the political spectrum made fun of Rahul Gandhi when he was the Congress President and the jokes, memes and sarcastic comments did not stop flowing freely on social media even after he resigned as chief of the grand old party. If some called the step a big loss for the Bharatiya […]

Rahul to continue as Congress chief till CWC decision

New Delhi: Soon after Rahul Gandhi said that he was no longer the Congress chief, party leaders said he would continue as the party President till the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meets and accepts his resignation. The CWC is the party’s top decision-making body, is authrized to start the process of electing Gandhi’s successor. A […]

CWC meeting soon to decide on new Congress chief

New Delhi: The leadership crisis in the Congress after party chief Rahul Gandhi offered to step down following the Lok Sabha drubbing may end soon as the party is all set to call a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting to decide on the new President. Senior party sources told IANS that the meeting of the […]

Congress workers protest, want Rahul to be party chief

New Delhi: Hundreds of Congress activists staged a protest at the party headquarters here on Tuesday demanding that Rahul Gandhi should not give up the presidency of the Congress. The protesters included many who have resigned from their party posts in a show of solidarity with Gandhi. Joining the protest were Delhi party leaders Rajesh […]

Rahul to meet Congress CMs, firm on quitting

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi was set to meet on Monday Chief Ministers of five Congress-ruled states for the first time after the Lok Sabha election defeat and made it clear he was firm on giving up the party’s leadership. Shortly after Rajasthan’s Ashok Gehlot said that Gandhi should remain at the party’s helm, […]

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I won't be part of electing new Congress chief: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that he will not participate in the process of electing a new chief for the country’s oldest political party. Speaking to media persons in Parliament, Gandhi said: “I will not participate in the process of electing the new President as it will make things more complicated.” […]

Heads expected to roll in Congress after election rout

New Delhi: Heads are expected to roll in the Congress following the party’s dismal performance in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections where it won just 52 seats, just 8 more than what it managed in 2014. A party source told IANS: “Many General Secretaries and state unit chiefs could face the heat as the party […]

Rahul Gandhi may offer to resign at CWC meet on Saturday

New Delhi: Amid speculation that Congress President Rahul Gandhi may offer to resign, a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting is scheduled on Saturday to look into the reasons for the party’s Lok Sabha elections debacle and decide on its further course of action to take on the BJP, which has grown in strength over the […]

Rahul says issue of resignation between him and working committee

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took full responsibility for the defeat of the party in the Lok Sabha elections and said the issue of his resignation was a matter between him and the Congress Working Committee. “I accept full responsibility (for the party’s performance),” Gandhi said at a press conference here. Party […]