Reacting to his decision, Congress leaders said even though Rahul Gandhi had resigned as the party president, he continued to be their leader and would always be the “voice of the party’s workers”.
“We request him to take back his resignation because we know his struggle,” Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot said.
“It is very sad to see him quit as he put in enormous effort and at one point, we felt he caught the pulse and we saw a return of the Congress. Even though he has quit as the Congress president, he continues to be our leader. Reluctantly we have to accept it. If he has announced it, his advice sadly has to be followed. We will put our heads together and do our best,” former Union minister and senior party leader Salman Khurshid said.
Former Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken said even after his resignation, Gandhi would remain the voice of the party’s workers.
We are proud to have @RahulGandhi ji as our leader!
Congress President or not, he would always be the voice of millions of congress workers and those who believe in its ideology!
Rahul ji has taken a right decision-and we support him.
— Ajay Maken (@ajaymaken) 3 July 2019
“We are proud to have @RahulGandhi ji as our leader! Congress President or not, he would always be the voice of millions of Congress workers and those who believe in its ideology! Rahul ji has taken a right decision-and we support him,” he said in a tweet.