Priyanka lauds Rahul Gandhi’s decision to step down as Congress president, says few have courage that you do

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi today lauded brother Rahul Gandhis courage to step down from the post of party president. Few have the courage that you do Rahul Gandhi. Deepest respect for your decision, Priyanka tweeted. Few have the courage that you do @rahulgandhi. Deepest respect for your decision. Rahul posted a four-page statement on Twitter on Wednesday saying that he accepted responsibility for Congress defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Accountability is critical for the future growth of our party. It is for this reason that I have resigned as Congress president. Of the 542 Lok Sabha seats, BJP won on 302, while the Congress could secure just 52. Rahul Gandhi even lost the Amethi seat to Smriti Irani. Amethi has been a Congress bastion since 1967. Two days after the election results were announced, Rahul Gandhi announced his decision to step down as Congress president on May 25. Several Congress leaders and party workers had urged Rahul to reconsider his decision. His announcement had also triggered a spate of office-bearers resigning from their posts. The Congress Working Committee is expected to make an announcement on the new Congress president soon. There are reports that senior leader Motilal Vohra may be appointed as interim chief, but no official announcement has been made yet.