Sonia, Rahul's Offers To Quit Rejected, CWC For Thorough Party Revamp

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May 19, 2014 AT 10:30 AM
Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi Monday offered to resign owning responsibility for the crushing defeat in the Lok Sabha polls but the party rejected it while promising a thorough revamp and structural changes and admitting it was "unable to connect with the electorate". Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi made the offer of resignation at the Congress Working Committee meeting but the party leaders unanimously rejected their offer. The CWC, the Congress highest decision-making body, authorised Sonia Gandhi to take "whatever steps necessary in order to revamp the party organisation at all levels" and sought to boost morale of party workers by pledging more opportunities for them in the party.