According to sources, not just Congress President Rahul Gandhi is expected to offer his resignation taking moral responsibility of the defeat, but several other state unit party chiefs could follow suit. The CWC is expected to reject Rahul Gandhi’s offer of quitting the party post.
Odisha state unit chief Niranjan Patnaik also announced his resignation. Patnaik said "the party needs to take concrete steps to set the organisation in proper shape by getting rid of opportunists and attracting youths into its fold."
A day after suffering a rout in the Lok Sabha elections, the Karnataka cabinet in Bengaluru reposed its 'faith and confidence' in the leadership of chief minister H D Kumaraswamy, asserting the Congress-JD(S) coalition would continue.