After the second consecutive defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, there has been a stir in the Congress which is facing severe crisis. A meeting of the Congress Working Committee has been convened on Saturday to discuss with the review of the situation arising out of the defeat, to expel the party out of the crisis. There is a possibility of Rahul Gandhi offering to resign in the Working Committee meeting. There has been a continuation of the resignation of many party leaders, who have started the rule of the subcontinent in this feat, over defeat. Uttar Pradesh Congress President Raj Babbar has also offered to resign.
The defeat of Congress is also extraordinary that the party has once again failed to win the seat to win the official opposition status in the Lok Sabha. In this election, the Congress got 52 seats, but at least two to three seats were needed to get the position of the opposition. The reason for this figure of seats is that Congress could not open its account in 18 states and union territories. It includes states like Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan where the Congress had a direct fight with the BJP.
Given this poor performance of the Congress, Rahul Gandhi can offer his resignation as Congress President in the meeting of the Working Committee. Party sources did not deny the possibility of Rahul’s offer to resign. However, the sources also said that the resignation of the party president in the present condition is not a solution to the crisis, but the situation will be even more complex. The immediate challenge to get the Congress out of this phase of defeat is undoubtedly crucial, but the long road roadmap for the party’s political return is not less important than that. In such a situation, instead of accepting Rahul’s resignation, instead of taking steps for a thorough review of the work committee losing defeat, he will churn on deciding the direction of some solid long-term options. From these signals of party sources, it is clear that Rahul’s offer of resignation will not accept the Working Committee. Rahul Gandhi, though, showed the courage to take responsibility for the defeat in his first reaction after the election results. It also said that accountability would be decided by reviewing the reasons for defeat at all levels.
On the question of defeat’s accountability, the state heads of the states have started resigning to the Congress president. Raj Babbar has offered to resign from the post of state president after the worst demolition in Uttar Pradesh. Odisha Congress President Niranjan Patnaik has also sent his resignation to High Command. Likewise, after the Congress’s ouster in Karnataka, state’s veteran leader HK Patil has resigned from the post of State Election Campaign Committee. In the wake of Rahul Gandhi’s defeat in Amethi, District Congress President Yogendra Mishra has also resigned. It is believed that the pressure on the leadership of the organization to change the congress from time to crisis and now the pressure of comprehensive and decisive change in customs has increased much more.
A meeting of the Congress Working Committee has begun to review the defeat of the Lok Sabha elections. Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, Rahul, Manmohan Singh, Deepender Hooda, Jyotiraditya Scindia, KC Venugopal have reached to attend the meeting. Sources reveal that in this, party president Rahul Gandhi can offer his resignation accepting the responsibility of defeat.
Congress leader AK Antony, Ashok Gehlot, RPN Singh, PL Punia and Motilal Vora, who reached the headquarters, said the sources said discussions may be due to the reasons for the defeat in the meeting …
Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Karnataka’s former CM Siddaramaiah have also reached headquarters to participate in the meeting.
Party sources said that Rahul’s resignation will not be accepted in this meeting. At the same time, Raj Babbar’s defect is being considered.
At present, HK Patil, President of the Karnataka Congress Campaign Committee, wrote to the party president Rahul Gandhi and said that it is time for all of us to introspect. I feel that taking responsibility for this defeat is our moral duty, so I resign from the post.
On the other hand, state president Raj Babbar has offered to resign even after taking responsibility for the worst performance in Uttar Pradesh. However, the agenda discussed in this meeting is not officially reported. Amethi District Congress Committee President Yogendra Mishra has also resigned from his post. Yogendra has taken responsibility for this defeat. Tell that BJP’s Smriti Irani from Amethi Lok Sabha seat has defeated Rahul with a huge margin. Rahul got 4,13,394 votes while Smriti Irani got 4,68,514 votes. Although Rahul had won the Vaynad seat in Kerala with heavy votes. Odisha chief Niranjan Patnaik and Karnataka election chief SK Patil also resigned.
It is notable that in this Lok Sabha election, the BJP has again created history by getting 303 seats. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election to the Tsunami opposition fort has collapsed. The result of this ‘Modi Tsunami’ is that the entire nation has become modest after leaving the three states. In this tsunami, along with the Congress President, Jyotiraditya Scindia and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh have also faced defeat. This will be the second opportunity after 1971 when his party, led by a prime minister, will form the government for a second consecutive time.