Written bySiddhant Pandey
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.
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.
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.
With a power vacuum at the very top, the Congress party's influence has been waning as many have deserted the party.
Deora's resignation is especially ill-timed as the Maharashtra assembly elections are barely three months away.
Meanwhile, in other states, too, the Congress lies in disarray.
Reports of infighting within the party in Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan have surfaced.
Additionally, the Congress-JDS alliance in Karnataka dwindles amid a flurry of resignations from MLAs, as BJP moves forward with 'Operation Lotus' to overthrow the state government.
Separately, 10 out of 15 Congress lawmakers in Goa have also moved to BJP.
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