After Congress Working Committee unanimously rejected Rahul Gandhi's offer to resign as party's President last month, he today reiterated the fact that he is no longer the Congress President.
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.
Jai Hind 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/WWGYt5YG4V
Rahul Gandhi: Party should decide on the new president quickly without further delay, I'm nowhere in this process. I have already submitted my resignation and I am no longer the party president. CWC should convene a meeting at the earliest and decide. pic.twitter.com/pvImuPq2rj— ANI (@ANI) July 3, 2019
Speaking to ANI, he said:
"Party should decide on the new president quickly without further delay, I am nowhere in this process. I have already submitted my resignation and I am no longer the party president. CWC should convene a meeting at the earliest and decide who to appoint as Congress president."
Earlier, on 1st July, Rahul Gandhi met Chief Ministers of the five Congress-ruled states who asked him to reconsider his decision to step down as Congress president, but Rahul was firm on his decision.
Here's how Twitter reacted to the news of his resignation.
Good that @RahulGandhi remained consistent about the resignation but without elections to the CWC, whoever it picks next will be a figure head rendering the process of change absolutely meaningless https://t.co/3TcMyISBbi— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) July 3, 2019
@RahulGandhi Best move asking for elections in Congress establishment. Please don't be a candidate yourself. Ensure a fair election. May a talented and good candidate win. The country desperately needs credible politics and politicians.— Jones Koshy (@sselboj) July 3, 2019
Dear @RahulGandhi don’t live battle be here n create new statgy n come again— Rajnish Kumar (@Rajneshyadav9) July 3, 2019
We need competitor...
Congress should dissolve the present CWC first and go for the election of CWC members through a democratic process if they really want to save the party, else let them do whatever they are best at. @INCIndia @RahulGandhi— Dynamo (@SensingSenses) July 3, 2019
With this one blow RaGa has weakened @BJP4India beyond measure— Hari Thiruvanmiyur (@HariChennai41) July 3, 2019
Top leaders of the party have constantly urged him not to step down as the president, but he was firm on his decision after the debacle of the Congress party in Lok Sabha elections 2019.