Should the CWC have accepted the resignations of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi?

GN Bureau | May 20, 2014



After all the drama surrounding the elections in the world’s largest democracy subsided on May 16, it was time for some introspection for the Congress party, which faced its worst electoral defeat in so many years of its existence.

Immediately after the results — depicting a complete rout for the Congress, were declared, the party’s president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi took responsibility for the party’s poor performance.

The grapevine was then abuzz with rumours of the Gandhis tendering in their resignations and three days later on May 19, they did. And as was expected, the Congress working committee (CWC) refused to accept their resignations. Reportedly, there was no grilling that took place and no bold measures were announced to help rebuild a stronger party at all levels. The general feeling continues to remain that the party will be even worse without the Gandhis at the helm of its affairs.

Meanwhile, critics argue that the party seemed in no mood to learn from its recent mistakes and introspect in the true sense, calling the resignation just another round of expected antics. They believe that it is high time the Congress party started looking beyond the Gandhis if it ever wants to bounce back following the mighty fall in the recent elections.

Do you think the CWC should have accepted the resignations of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi?

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