Clearing out the air on the issue of Rahu Gandhi’s presidential position in the Party, Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said on Wednesday that Gandhi will continue to hold the position. “Rahul Gandhi was, is, and will remain the Congress president,” he said.
Gandhi had offered to quit as party chief during a meeting of the Congress Working Committee on May 25th two days after the LokSabha election results which was called to analyze the party's poor performance in the polls as it managed to win just 52 seats.
The CWC had unanimously rejected his offer to quit but Gandhi was apparently firm on his stand.
Senior leaders Ahmed Patel, Mallikarjuna Kharge, Ghulam Nabi Azad, P Chidambaram, KC Venugopal, Surjewala, Jairam Ramesh and Anand Sharma were too present in the meeting. All the leaders present in Wednesday's meeting were members of the core group formed for the Lok Sabha polls.
However, Surjewala also clarified that as opposed to the speculation in the media there was no core group now as all election-related committees ceased to exist.