Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said he is no longer the Congress president and the party’s working committee should meet immediately to decide on his successor. The leaders within the party have been protesting the resignation, urging him to stay on, but Rahul seems to have made up his mind.

Hours after declaring that he no longer held the post, he tweeted, “it was an honour to serve the Congress party whose values and ideals have served as the lifeblood of our beautiful nation. I owe the country and my organisation a debt of tremendous gratitude and love.”

"Party [Congress] should decide on the new president quickly without further delay. I am nowhere in this process. I have already submitted my resignation and I am no longer the party president," Rahul Gandhi told reporters in the Parliament on Wednesday,

In the recently held elections, Congress bagged only 52 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha. Following this, Rahul quit as Congress president on 25 May after announcing that he took full responsibility for the rout.

The CWC had unanimously rejected his offer to quit but Rahul Gandhi has been apparently firm on his stand.