“Thank You”: Rahul Gandhi’s Message After Announcing He’s Not Congress Chief
Rahul Gandhi indicated the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party’s top decision-making body, must arrange a gathering at the earliest and make a choice of a new chief.
Rahul Gandhi stated today it was “an honour to serve the Congress party” in a letter he tweeted several hours after asserting that he was no more the party president. The status of “President” also vanished from his Twitter bio, which right now says “Member of Congress and Member of Parliament”. A new Congress president will likely be selected “within a week”, party sources have notified media, showing an contentment, at last, in the ranks that Rahul Gandhi is not going to return as their chief.
“It is an honour for me to serve the Congress Party, whose values and ideals have served as the lifeblood of our beautiful nation. I owe the country and my organisation a debt of tremendous gratitude and love,” he have written by what was mostly viewed as an open notification of resignation.
“As president of the Congress party, I am responsible for the loss of the 2019 election. Accountability is critical for the future growth of our party. It is for this reason that I have resigned as Congress president.”
Rahul Gandhi, 49, indicated reconstructing the party would require hard decisions and “numerous people will have to be made accountable for the failure of 2019” but it really unjust to hold others accountable and “ignore” his responsibility.
He said he have tasked a grouping of people to look for a new president.
The letter also focused on additional factors in his loss, speaking that he “personally fought the prime minister, the RSS and the institutions they captured with all my being”.
“The Prime Minister’s win does not negate the breadth of corruption allegations against him; no amount of money and propaganda can ever hide the light of the truth,” he wrote. “My fight has never been a simple battle for political power. I have no hatred or anger towards the BJP but every living cell in my body instinctively resists their idea of India.”
He shown up to question whether a free press, a standalone judiciary and a transparent election commission were lacking in election 2019. “The stated objective of the RSS, the capture of our country’s institutional structure, is now complete,” he stated, making reference to the ruling BJP’s ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
Fearing that there was clearly a real danger that elections will become a mere ritual “from now on”, he said: “This capture of power will result in unimaginable levels of violence and pain for India. Farmers, unemployed youngsters, women, tribals, Dalits and minorities are going to suffer the most.”
He concluded with a demand his party to “radically transform” on its own.
Earlier today, he have told reporters that the Congress should choose a new president “quickly and without further delay” and that he was not part of the process at all as he have already resigned.
He explained in his letter: “Most of my colleagues suggested that I nominate the next Congress president. While it is important for someone new to lead the party , it would not be correct for me to select that person”.
His words shown that a non-Gandhi may take charge of the grand old party which has mainly been headed by members of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty.
Rahul Gandhi said the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party’s top decision-making body, really should call a meeting at the earliest and make a decision on a new chief.
Rahul Gandhi, who took over as chief from his mother Sonia Gandhi in 2017, give up as Congress president on May 25, days after contributing the party to its second national election drubbing. The party could possibly win only 52 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha, pulverized once again in the middle of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP’s massive victory.
Having to take responsibility for the rout, Rahul Gandhi also criticized party leaders for depletion the Congress campaign by positioning their own interests above the party.
In the weeks since Rahul Gandhi quit, there has been a rash of resignations in the Congress across the nation.
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It is an honour for me to serve the Congress Party, whose values and ideals have served as the lifeblood of our beautiful nation.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 3, 2019
I owe the country and my organisation a debt of tremendous gratitude and love.
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