‘Deepest respect for your decision’, Priyanka tells Rahul Gandhi

July 04, 2019 10:21 am | Updated 02:07 pm IST

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and party's General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. File photo.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and party's General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. File photo.

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday hailed her brother Rahul Gandhi’s decision to step down as party president.

“Few have the courage that you do, @rahulgandhi. Deepest respect for your decision,” tweeted Ms. Vadra.

Mr. Gandhi had, on July 3, not only formally resigned but also made his resignation letter public.

In a four-page open letter, Mr. Gandhi had said he had empowered the Congress Working Committee (CWC) to constitute a group of people that could find his successor and distanced himself from the process of selecting the next chief.

Mr. Gandhi had also said that the CWC should immediately meet to decide on his successor. “The party should decide quickly next president without any further delay. I am nowhere in the process. I have submitted my resignation and I am no longer the president,” he told reporters as he was walking out of the Lok Sabha along with his mother.

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