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Rahul s offers to resign as Cong chief after poll debacle, CWC unanimously rejects

Taking total responsibility for the Lok Sabha poll debacle, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday offered to resign as Congress president, which the Congress Working Committee (CWC) unanimously rejected and authorised him to overhaul and restructure the party at all levels. The crucial meeting of Congress s highest decision-making body deliberated for almost four hours upon reasons behind the party s defeat with various leaders urging Rahul Gandhi to continue to provide leadership. Sources said Gandhi put forth his resignation before the committee, asking it to elect a new president. The sources added the Congress chief did not give any speech and asked the CWC to chose a new leader from outside his family. Top leaders asked him not to resign, with some even getting emotional while convincing him to continue. Congress stalwarts including party general secretaries, chief ministers and former ministers, unanimously rejected his offer to resign and reposed faith in his leadership. The CWC asked him ..


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