After the humiliating poll debacle of 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, the Congress is trying hard to put up a pretence of introspection and change within the party. Rahul Gandhi had earlier offered to resign as the Congress President, a resignation which was rejected by the CWC of which, Rahul Gandhi is the President. As the drama unfolded, media speculated that Rahul Gandhi might be elected to lead the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) but not take charge of Congress in the Lok Sabha.
The media speculations have been proven incorrect as news has now trickled in that Sonia Gandhi has been elected to continue to head the CPP
As reported by Media agencies, Rahul Gandhi mouthed off the same platitudes in the CPP meet while addressing the newly elected 52 MPs.
Rahul Gandhi told the elected representatives that that Congress has 52 lawmakers and “will fight the BJP every day”. He urged the leaders to understand what they are first and also understand that evidently, they are fighting for every single Indian. “Hatred cowardice and anger is fighting against you,” Rahul Gandhi said adding that BJP says that they want a Congress-free India so they don’t have any opposition left and this has to be fought with “love and compassion”.
Shri Rahul Gandhi thanked the voters & Congress workers.
He says, ‘every Congress member must remember that each one of you is fighting for the Constitution, for every person in India irrespective of the color of his skin or belief’. pic.twitter.com/yMtE6IWUXo
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) June 1, 2019
Reportedly, Rahul Gandhi also asked the newly elected MPs to be “more aggressive”.
Interestingly, Sonia Gandhi has reportedly thanked not just the voters but also Rahul Gandhi for “toiling hard” to fight the PM Modi led BJP government. She also said that the Congress party will oppose “divisive” measures even though they are small in numbers.
With Sonia Gandhi continuing to lead the CPP and reportedly, Rahul Gandhi refusing to lead Congress in the Parliament, Rahul’s role in the Congress party becomes even more unclear other than the platitudes of an ‘ideological battle’ that he seems to be heading.
It is also evident that the Congress party is in no mood to let Rahul Gandhi take responsibility for the poll debacle with Sonia Gandhi thanking him for “toiling hard” in the run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha elections.