Rahul Gandhi, on Wednesday, said that he has submitted his resignation to the party and would no longer be the Congress president. He also urged the party to select the new president without any delay.
“Party should decide on the new president quickly without further delay, I am nowhere in this process. CWC [Congress Working Committee] should convene a meeting at the earliest and decide,” ANI quoted.
Rahul also shared his resignation letter on Twitter. “It is an honour for me to serve the Congress Party, whose values and ideals have served as the lifeblood of our beautiful nation. I owe the country and my organisation a debt of tremendous gratitude and love,” read the letter.
“Accountability is critical for the future growth of our party,” he said. “It is for this reason that I have resigned as Congress president,” he said.
It is an honour for me to serve the Congress Party, whose values and ideals have served as the lifeblood of our beautiful nation.
I owe the country and my organisation a debt of tremendous gratitude and love.
Jai Hind ?? pic.twitter.com/WWGYt5YG4V
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 3, 2019
“Immediately after resigning, I suggested to my colleagues in the Congress Working Committee that the way forward would be to entrust a group of people with the task of beginning the search for a new president,” he said, adding that he would provide his full support to the process and ensure a smooth transition.
Gandhi said the Congress must “radically transform itself”. “Today the BJP is systematically crushing the voice of the Indian people,” he said. “It is the duty of the Congress party to defend these voices.”
“I was born a Congressman, this party has always been with me and is my life’s blood and forever that way it shall remain,” he concluded.