‘Few Have Such Courage’: Priyanka on Rahul Gandhi’s Resignation
Taking responsibility for Congress’ performance in 2019 elections, Gandhi officially resigned as INC president.
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“I owe the country and my organisation a debt of tremendous gratitude and love,” Rahul Gandhi wrote on Twitter on Wednesday, 3 July, after resigning as the President of the Indian National Congress.
Gandhi also took responsibility – in his resignation letter – for the party’s loss in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, adding that he was honoured to have served as the Congress president.
Soon enough, reactions poured in on social media, with some speculation about the political repercussions, while others pointed out the change in his Twitter bio, from Congress president to Congress MP.
‘Few Have the Courage You Do’: Politicians Applaud Decision
Politicians also reacted to the announcement, with some saying that the Congress party cannot function without the Gandhi family, and others saying that it's time for renewal in the camp.
"Few have the courage that you do @rahulgandhi. Deepest respect for your decision,” Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (east) Priyanka Gandhi said.
Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor quoted a section from Rahul Gandhi’s resignation letter, and called for the Congress to ‘rededicate’ themselves to the ‘values and principles’ of the party.
“The time for renewal is now.”Shashi Tharoor, Congress MP
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