Adamant on his decision to step down as the Congress president, Rahul Gandhi has demanded elections to appoint the next chief of the party.
Speaking on the delay in the selection of the new Congress chief, Rahul Gandhi said he was not involved in the process and added that the party should decide on the new chief without further delay.
“Party [Congress] 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,” Rahul Gandhi said.
CWC should convene a meeting at the earliest and decide, Rahul Gandhi said and added that the next chief should not be from Nehru Gandhi family.
Rahul Gandhi had offered to quit as the party chief during the May 25 meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), which was called to analyse the party’s poor performance in the Lok Sabha polls, in which it managed to win just 52 seats.
The CWC had unanimously rejected his offer to quit but Rahul Gandhi has been apparently firm on his stand.
The Correspondent Bureau with inputs from agencies