Chief ministers of the Congress-ruled states will meet All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Rahul Gandhi on Monday, urging him to take back his decision to resign from the president’s post.
As per information, Chief Ministers of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry, and Punjab will meet Rahul Gandhi at the party headquarters in New Delhi on Monday.
G Parameshwara, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister, is also likely to come for the meet.
It may be mentioned here that the chief ministers had been planning to meet Gandhi for long to request him to continue as the party chief. They are also likely to discuss the mass resignations taking place in the party.
It is worth mentioning here that Rahul Gandhi, who became the party president in 2017, offered to step down from his post at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on May 25, taking the moral responsibility for the Congress’ abysmal performance in the 17th General Elections.
Gandhi’s decision to resign was followed by the mass resignations tendered by scores of Congress leaders and office bearers.
However, Rahul Gandhi’s resignation offer was unanimously rejected by the CWC. So far, several top leaders have met Gandhi and urged him to continue to lead the party.
Despite senior members making serious attempts to convince Gandhi to rethink his decision, he, however, remains unfazed.
The Congress won 52 seats in the recent general elections, which is just eight more than what the party won in 2014 polls.