Rahul wants to resign, Sonia tells him "Gandhis don't quit"
After the humiliating defeat, Rahul offered to resign but the Congress Working Committee rejected it.
However, it seems Rahul is adamant. He has asked senior Congress leaders to find his replacement.
So will Congress really be headed by a non-Gandhi?
CWC held a post-mortem meeting to assess poor results
Last week, CWC, which is the topmost decision-making body of Congress, met to assess the dismal performance.
His sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also opposed the idea saying Rahul would fall into "BJP's trap" by resigning.
CWC members assumed Rahul will change his mind, he didn't
Notably, the CWC meeting wasn't without drama. Former Union Finance Minister Chidambaram went as far as saying that cadres would commit suicide if Rahul resigns.
Since no decision was taken at the meeting, CWC members assumed Rahul would eventually drop the idea. But he is holding his ground.
CWC will meet again in the next four days to decide the future course of action.
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Apparently, Rahul is miffed with old guard of the party
Gehlot lobbied hard to get his son Vaibhav a ticket from Jodhpur. Though Rahul didn't like the idea, he relented later. Interestingly, despite Gehlot's campaigning Vaibhav lost.
An angry Rahul is learned to have not given an appointment to Gehlot.
Meanwhile, Tharoor said Rahul took the defeat "personally"
He added that problems which Congress faces are many and it can't be blamed on one individual.
About giving the responsibility to someone outside the family, Tharoor said, "Congress' own conviction has been for some time that we are most effectively led by the Gandhi-Nehru family."
Congress Working Committee (CWC)
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
Congress Working Committee
Former Union Finance Minister Chidambaram
President Rahul Gandhi
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot