After the Congress party dismal in the national elections 2019 where BJP-led National Democratic Alliance won over 350 seats in the 542 Lok Sabha constituencies, Congress leaders including Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi are all set to meet today to discuss and analyze the reasons for dismissal of the party.
The Congress Working Committee members which include general secretaries Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and the chief ministers of all Congress-ruled states – Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh will be meeting for the discussion.
4: 23 PM: If anyone can lead the opposition, it is Rahul Gandhi; he has demonstrated this in the past few years, says Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad
4:21 PM: Rahul Gandhi effectively raised the shortcomings of the government, win-loss are part of democracy, says Ghulam Nabi Azad
4:17 PM: I don’t agree that it was a disastrous performance, but we were not able to rise up to the expectations, says AK Antony
4:05 PM: Congress press conference begins, spokesperson confirms Rahul Gandhi resignation has been put down
3:26 PM: “Not at all,” says Ambika Soni, Senior Congress leader on Rahul Gandhi’s leadership under question
3:21 PM: Congress calls press conference at 3:30 pm at party headquarters
KC Venugopal and Randeep Singh Surjewala to address reporters at the press conference
3:16 PM: Rahul Gandhi’s offer to resign turned down, Congress leaders praised him and gave authority to reorganise the party: Sources
3:11 PM: CWC meeting concludes, Rahul Gandhi leaves Congress headquarters, no clarity on resignation yet
11: 15 AM: Rahul Gandhi & Priyanka Gandhi Wadra arrives for meeting
Congress president Rahul Gandhi along with sister Priyanka Gandhi Wadra arrives for Congress working committee meeting.