Rahul Gandhi has not offered resignation: Congress

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Rahul Gandhi has not offered resignation: Congress
Rahul Gandhi has not offered resignation: Congress

New Delhi : The Congress on Saturday clarified that the party president Rahul Gandhi has not offered resignation for Lok Sabha Election 2019 debacle as the Congress Working Committee met to discuss what went wrong in the general elections.

For the elections, both Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi did an extensive campaign across the nation but failed to change the end result the party had produced in 2014. While, on the other hand, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies won a spectacular mandate of over 350 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha to continue for a second term.

Rahul Gandhi's two of the massive campaigns – NYAY and Chowkidaar Chor Hai – failed completely as the nation preferred PM Narendra Modi's views.

The Congress was a washout in 17 states and union territories and couldn't do any better even in the three heartland states it won just in December. The party won two seats in Chhattisgarh, one in Madhya Pradesh and none in Rajasthan.

Three state chiefs of the party have already sent their resignations, which means additional pressure on their boss to take the onus.

In a tweet on Thursday, Raj Babbar had owned responsibility for the Congress's disaster in Uttar Pradesh. "The results are depressing for the Uttar Pradesh Congress. I find myself guilty of not discharging my responsibility in a proper manner," he had tweeted.