Affirming that Congress’ ideological battle with the BJP will continue, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that despite only 52 Lok Sabha members, Congress will not let BJP “have a walkover in Parliament.”
Calling Congress members and workers a “pride of brave hearted lions”, Rahul Gandhi tweeted that the party will continue to protect the Constitution.
Addressing the 52 newly-elected Lok Sabha members at the Congress Parliamentary meet, Rahul thanked voters and party workers for supporting the party in the elections.
“Every Congress member must remember that each one of you is fighting for the Constitution, for every person in India irrespective of the colour of his skin or belief,” Rahul was quoted as saying by party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.
Rahul’s statement comes amid his firm resolution to quit as party president after Congress’ debacle in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections.
Rahul has been adamant on not backtracking from his decision of resigning from the post despite several requests from senior party leaders and is learnt to have instructed to search for a new person to helm the grand old party.
He had offered his resignation taking moral responsibility of the humiliating defeat in the general polls at Congress Working Committee meeting.
Congress secured a meagre 52 out of 543 Lok Sabha seats in the seven-phased elections. The BJP once again stormed to power with 303 seats.