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Congress dismissed reports of Sonia, Rahul Gandhi offering to resign as “speculative”

May 17, 2014 | By

New Delhi, India (May 17, 2014): After the announcement of Lok Sabha polls 2014 results the Congress party is facing worst position in post-1947 history of India. The party that ruled India for long terms after the 1947 partition, faced worst-ever electoral defeat as it was able secure only 44 seats.

Meanwhile there were reports that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi may offer their resignatin at the Congress Working Committee meeting on Monday (May 19). A meeting of Congress Working Committee is called on Monday in the wake of the party’s defeat in Lok Sabha elections 2014.

Rahul Gandhi (L) - Sonia Gandhi (R) [File Photo]

Rahul Gandhi (L) – Sonia Gandhi (R) [File Photo]

However, the Congress party today (on May 17) dismissed these reports as as “mere speculation”.

“I do not want to speculate on speculative news but if something happens like your hypothetical question is concerned, in my opinion, it will be outrightly rejected by all of us”, party General Secretary Shakeel Ahmed told reporters.

Ahmed, who is also the party spokesman, insisted that just like the credit for the achivements of the party is collective, so is the discredit for failures.

He was asked about reports that the Congress President and Congress Vice President could offer to quit at the CWC meeting taking moral responsibility for the poll debacle.

Another party General Secretary also brushed aside the reports saying such “drama” does not take place at a CWC meeting.

He said this when asked about reports that the two leaders would offer their resignations at the CWC meet and they would be rejected by the members.

As Congress searches for answers for the defeat, daggers are already out in the party ahead of the crucial CWC meet.

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