Rahul Gandhi Resignation : What next?
Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday, 3rd July, formally resigned as Congress president, taking responsibility for the Lok Sabha polls debacle, and called for “hard decisions” to rebuild the party and making people accountable for the “failure” of 2019.
Rahul Gandhi was in Mumbai after a local court summoned him in a defamation case. The case has been filed by a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker for Rahul’s comments linking RSS to the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh.
“I said nothing in court, I just had to appear in court. This is a fight of ideology. I am on the side of poor and farmers. I am being attacked, but enjoying it,” he said.
Asked if he was going to withdraw from the fight in view of his resignation, Rahul Gandhi said: “The battle will be fought harder, ten times harder than the fight I fought for the last five years (against Modi and his government)”.
Sister and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra showered praise on him for the decision, “Few have the courage that you do… Deepest respect for your decision,” she tweeted.
All said what would be the future course of action of the grand old party with its chief resigning from his post, post the defeat in elections 2019. Frankly, will the CWC can really figure out and accept any other leadership other than one from Gandhi family? And by resigning as the chief of the party what is it that Rahul Gandhi is trying to prove?