I am no longer Congress president; party must elect its head: Rahul Gandhi

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Rahul Gandhi at a press conference
Rahul Gandhi at a press conference

New Delhi : Adamant on his decision, Rahul Gandhi once again confirmed that he is no more a Congress president. And he would want the party to go for election and elect a chief as soon as possible.

Speaking over the delay in selection of the new Congress chief he said that he is no more a part of selection process.

"Party [Congress] should decide on the new president quickly without further delay. I am nowhere in this process. I have already submitted my resignation and I am no longer the party president," Rahul Gandhi told reporters in New Delhi on Wednesday.

He also asked CWC to conduct a meeting at earliest and requested that the new chief should not be from the Nehru family.

Rahul Gandhi had offered to quit as the party chief during the May 25 meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), which was called to analyse the party's poor performance in the Lok Sabha polls, in which it managed to win just 52 seats.

The CWC had unanimously rejected his offer to quit but Rahul Gandhi has been apparently firm on his stand.