On Tuesday, a Congress worker allegedly attempted suicide in Delhi in a bid to stop Rahul Gandhi from resigning. The Congress is as set on making party chief Rahul Gandhi stay at his post as he is on quitting.
The Congress worker, who remains unidentified, tried to hang himself from a tree outside the party office in Delhi. “Rahul Gandhi should take back his resignation else I will hang myself,” he told media
The Congress worker who attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself outside the Congress headquarters in Delhi has been safely rescued by Police and locals.
It is to be noted that the incident comes hours after scores of Congress activists staged protest against Rahul Gandhi’s decision of resigning from the post of Congress President. Showing solidarity with Rahul Gandhi, there are several Congress leaders who have resigned from the party post as well.
Talking to ANI, Rajesh Lilothia said, “We have sat on an indefinite strike demanding Rahulji to continue as party chief.” He said that the responsibility of the Congress’ drubbing in the recently concluded elections lies with all the party leaders and not on the party chief alone. He, however, stated that the party will obey the decision taken by Rahul Gandhi.
Delhi: A Congress worker attempted suicide by trying to hang himself outside Congress Office. He says, "Rahul Gandhi should take back his resignation else I will hang myself." pic.twitter.com/AhoClvzEPk— ANI (@ANI) July 2, 2019
Rahul Gandhi had offered to step down as the party chief on May 25 during the Congress Working Committee meeting following the party’s dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections where it could manage to win only 52 seats.
Very after a humiliating defeat in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi had offered his resignation from his post but it was not accepted by the party and they asked him to continue to lead the party. Nonetheless, Rahul remained firm on his decision and said yesterday, “I have made my decision clear. You all know it.”