Vastavam web: Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took back his offer to quit as the Congress President, a proposal he made during the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Saturday following the party’s rout in the Lok Sabha elections, party sources said.
The source added that responsibility will be fixed for the party’s debacle in the general elections and action will unfold in the next 10 days. Many party General Secretaries and state unit chiefs could face the heat, the source said. Gandhi offered to step down from the President’s post at the CWC meeting, taking responsibility for Congress’ embarrassing defeat in the Lok Sabha polls in which it won just 52 seats.
However, his offer was unanimously rejected by the CWC members though Gandhi had insisted on its acceptance. Party sources said Gandhi took back the offer to resign in the wake of the views expressed by the CWC members who wanted him to remain at the helm of the country’s oldest political party.