While many begged Rahul to reconsider his decision, others looked towards party veterans to take up the mantle.
Some even turned to former party president Sonia Gandhi to take charge as interim president.
Here's what Ms. Gandhi had to say.
Sonia 'did not rule out' the possibility of being chief
When questioned by NDTV if she would serve as interim president to the Congress party, Sonia (72) reportedly "did not rule it out."
However, the report added, that Sonia has told her close aides that she will not fill in as Congress President, as she cannot accept that challenge.
She had previously served as Congress President from 1998-2017.
Congress fails to reach consensus over next chief
To note, since Rahul's exit, the party has tried many tricks to get him to withdraw his resignation, but he was adamant to take responsibility for the Congress' poor performance in the recent Lok Sabha polls.
Thereafter, the party has failed to reach consensus over a replacement.
Reports suggested the party might nominate senior leaders Sushil Kumar Shinde or Mallikarjun Kharge to succeed Rahul.
Many top leaders, including Jyotiraditya Scindia, Milind Deora, quit party
With a power vacuum at the very top, the Congress party's influence has been waning as many have deserted the party.