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Will he, won't he? Congress in a fix over Rahul Gandhi's resignation

Party considers appointing working president, even as allies try to dissuade Rahul from quitting

Rahul Gandhi

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi after paying tribute to former PM Jawaharlal Nehru on his 55th death anniversary | Photo: PTI

Archis Mohan New Delhi
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday remained unmoved on his decision to resign from the post of party president. Rahul has asked the party leadership to replace him with a leader from a non-Gandhi family.

Rahul had announced his decision to quit at the Congress Working Comm­ittee meeting on Saturday. Congress leaders have been hopeful that they can persuade Rahul to relent since he is yet to send a written resignation to the CWC. His Twitter bio also continues to state that he is the president of the Congress.

Several party leaders believe Rahul, by persisting with his decision, was becoming instrumental

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First Published: May 28 2019 | 10:38 PM IST

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