Lok Sabha / Lok Sabha Results 2019 : Rahul Gandhi likely to resign as Congress chief today

India Today : May 25, 2019, 09:32 AM

Lok Sabha Results 2019 LIVE: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi took full responsibility for the party's poll defeat and there is speculation that he may offer to resign at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting today. However, the party leaders are backing him strongly and have said that the blame for party's poor showing cannot be put on any one individual. At the CWC meeting, Rahul Gandhi and other party leaders are expected to give their assessment of what went wrong and the remedial steps that must be taken. There were reports of Rahul Gandhi had offered to resign on Thursday after the Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 were announced, but the Congress denied those. As the results of the Lok Sabha election poured in, Rahul Gandhi also admitted that the road for the party was long and tough, but asked party workers and leaders not to lose heart. Stay with us to catch live updates on the developments that are expected to happen today.

Amid speculation that Congress president Rahul Gandhi may offer to resign following the party's debacle in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting is scheduled on Saturday to decide on the party's further course of action to take on the BJP. The CWC meeting is scheduled to happen at around 11 am followed by a Congress briefing. Rahul Gandhi is expected to resign as the Congress chief after the CWC meet. Meanwhile, BJP, NDA leaders and elected MPs are likely to meet in a parliamentary meeting. Narendra Modi will be felicitated by all the NDA leaders. In Hyderabad, YSRCP chief and Andhra Pradesh chief minister-elect Jaganmohan Reddy will stake claim to form the next government at the Governor's house at around 4.30 pm. In Kolkata, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will chair TMC's meeting to review the election results. Stay with us to catch LIVE updates on all the developments.

Congress MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi met BJP MP Umesh Jhadav and congratulated him on his victory. Umesh Jhadav defeated Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge. Umesh Jhadav was a Congress MLA who resigned from the party and fought the Lok Sabha elections on a BJP ticket.

YSR Congress Party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is set to take oath as new Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh next week, will call on Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao here on Saturday. Jagan Reddy, whose party stormed to power in Andhra Pradesh with a landslide victory on Thursday, will arrive in Hyderabad after the meeting of newly-elected legislators of the YSRCP in Amravati. The legislative party meeting is scheduled for 10:30 am. Post the meeting, Jaganmohan Reddy and the delegation of the YSRCP MLAs will fly to Hyderabad to meet the Governor. Jagan Reddy is expected to meet the Andhra Pradesh Governor at 4:30 pm.