CWC2019: Rahul Gandhi may offer to resign at Congress Working Committee meet on Saturday

New Delhi: A meeting of the Congress working committee, the highest decision making body of the Congress, will be held on Saturday to analyse the reasons for the crushing defeat of the party in the Lok Sabha elections.

Sources said that the meeting of the CWC, to be held on Saturday morning and to be attended by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and senior leaders of the party, will assess reasons for the poor show by the Congress .

They said that Rahul Gandhi is likely to offer his resignation to the CWC as party president to own responsibility for the poor show by the Congress in these elections.

In the just concluded Lok Sabha elections, the Congress party put up a poor show, winning just 52 seats in the 542 member House while the BJP secured a landslide win by securing nearly 300 seats. Rahul Gandhi also lost from the traditional Gandhi family stronghold of Amethi in UP.

This is the second time in a row that the Congress has suffered a huge defeat at the hands of the BJP.

Addressing a press conference on Thursday, Rahul Gandhi had said that he conceded responsibility for the party’s poor show in the Lok Sabha polls.

He had said that a meeting of the CWC would assess reasons for the defeat of the Congress.

Asked whether he would resign as the party chief on Thursday, Gandhi said, “That you can leave between me and the Working Committee.”