Rahul refuses to budge even as 5 Congress CMs meet him

first_imgNew Delhi: Even though Chief Ministers of five Congress-ruled states on Monday urged Congress president Rahul Gandhi to reconsider his decision to quit the party’s chief post, the incumbent party chief refused to budge.”The meeting of CMs of Congress-ruled states revolved around Rahul Gandhi’s resignation from the party’s top post. CMs present in the meeting tried to persuade Gandhi to not quit the top post saying that the party’s revival plan might get affected,” the party insiders said. Also Read – Balakot strikes show major shift in govt’s handling of terror attacks: IAF chiefHowever, the CMs of Congress-ruled states expressed hope that Rahul would heed to their request and not step down as party chief. While talking to reporters after the meeting, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot said, “It was a good meeting that lasted around two hours. We conveyed and apprised him about the feelings of Congress workers across the country and urged him to continue to lead the party. We hope he will positively view our request to him to continue as Congress president.” Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps, 20 launch pads along LoCGehlot also said that the CMs met Gandhi at his residence and analysed the Lok Sabha poll debacle, besides taking moral responsibility for the party’s defeat. This was the Congress chief’s first meeting with the CMs after the party’s dismal performance in the general elections. Apart from Gehlot, other CMs who were present in the meeting include Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath, Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel and Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy. As per sources, some CMs had also offered to resign taking responsibility for the party’s poor show in their respective states.last_img read more