Rahul Gandhi firm on quitting

New Delhi, May 29 (PTI):
The uncertainty in the Congress continued to prevail on Wednesday with its chief Rahul Gandhi sticking to his offer to resign, even as some party workers sat on a hunger strike outside his house to convince him against quitting.
The Congress workers were detained by the police and let off subsequently.
Delhi Congress leader Vijay Jatan and some workers, who sat on a hunger strike outside Gandhi’s Tughlaq Lane residence, said their demand was that the latter should take his resignation back because the party needed his leadership.
The crisis in the Congress showed no signs of easing with Gandhi sticking to his decision to resign as party chief after its Lok Sabha poll debacle and staying away from meeting party leaders. But, reports say Rahul wants the party to consider a new chief — a non-Gandhi at that prompting the party to consider options in case he doesn’t back down. The Nehru-Gandhi family has its largest ever representation in the Congress now, with Rahul as president, Sonia as Congress Parliamentary Party chief and Priyanka Gandhi as AICC general secretary.
On Tuesday, Gandhi had only met his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, besides senior party leader K C Venugopal and the Congress’s chief spokesperson, Randeep Surjewala.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot went to meet Gandhi at his Tughlaq Lane residence on Tuesday, but they only met Priyanka there.
Senior Congress leaders have been pressing upon Gandhi to take back his resignation and revamp the party at all levels in these challenging times.

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