Hyderabad: Senior Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao on Thursday staged a protest along with the party workers at Gandhi Bhavan here against Rahul Gandhi's resignation from the party president's post.
Speaking to ANI, Rao said, "Congress party workers have got hurt after Rahul Gandhi offered to resign from the party president's post after massive defeat in the Lok Sabha elections... We are staging a protest here at Gandhi Bhavan demanding Rahul Gandhi to take back his resignation and continue as the party president."
The Former Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president further said, "Even in 1977 former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had faced defeat but again in just three years she got absolute majority and won the elections. In this situation, Rahul Gandhi should not leave the president's post and it is the opinion of every congress party worker."
Rao blamed state leadership for the Congress's defeat in the general elections saying, "Gandhi is not solely responsible for the party's defeat in the polls, but state leadership is also responsible for the same."
"There will be many difficulties ahead and we should face them and continue. We hope in 2024, Congress party will come back to power," he added.
Taking moral responsibility for the defeat in the polls, the Congress president had offered to resign in a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on May 25, but it was rejected 'unanimously' by the party members who authorised him to do a complete overhaul and restructure the party at every level.
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