Sheila Dikshit To Hold Demonstration Outside Rahul’s Residence To Plead With Him To Not Resign As Congress Chief

Sheila Dikshit To Hold Demonstration Outside Rahul’s Residence To Plead With Him To Not Resign As Congress ChiefRahul Gandhi and Sheila Dikshit (RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Delhi chief minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit had said that she along with party workers will hold a demonstration outside Rahul Gandhi’s residence urging him to not resign from the post of party president.

“We are going to be near the residence of Rahul Gandhi, will demonstrate there to convey our feelings that he should not resign. The Party will suffer a very heavy loss which we don't want. We are going there to plead with him to not do this,” Sheila was quoted as saying by ANI.

According to a Hindustan Times report, the demonstration will begin at 4pm outside the Congress chief’s residence at Tughlak Lane in Delhi.

Earlier on Saturday (25 May), Rahul Gandhi had offered to step down from the post of party president at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting. The offer came after the party suffered a humiliating defeat in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections.

The CWC, however, unanimously rejected Gandhi’s offer to quit the party chief post. Several leaders met Gandhi to urge him to continue to lead the party but the 48-year-old party chief reportedly remains unfazed by their requests.