Delhi: Congress Worker Attempts Suicide Outside Party Office To Stop Rahul Gandhi From Resigning
Chaos broke out at the Congress headquarters in the national capital on Tuesday after a party activist tried to hang himself from a tree to stop Rahul Gandhi from quitting as party President
Hamid Khan had arrived at the Congress headquarters to participate in an indefinite strike. The strike was organised to plead Rahul Gandhi to stay on as party chief.
At some point, Khan went outside and climbed up a tree. Delhi Police personnel deployed there noticed him trying to hang himself from one of the branches and forcibly brought him down. He was taken to the Tughlaq Road police station.
Meanwhile, chief ministers of the Congress-ruled states on Monday urged Rahul Gandhi to continue as the party chief and hoped that he will positively consider their plea.
Delhi: A Congress worker attempted suicide by trying to hang himself outside Congress Office. He says, "Rahul Gandhi should take back his resignation else I will hang myself." pic.twitter.com/AhoClvzEPk
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Chief minister of Rajasthan, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Puducherry met Rahul Gandhi and held detailed discussion on the party's poll debacle as also apprised him of their own feelings as well as those of the party workers from across the country who want him to continue providing leadership to the grand old party.
"It was a good meeting that lasted around two hours. We expressed our feelings and it was a heart-to-heart talk in detail. We conveyed and apprised him about the feelings of Congress workers across the country and urged him to continue to lead the party," Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot told reporters after the meeting.
He also said,"we hope that he will positively agree to our request to continue as Congress president and will take the right decision in time."
Sources said today's meeting was yet another attempt by these chief ministers to request Gandhi to continue as the party chief but Gandhi is believed to have stuck to his decision to quit.
Gandhi told them that he has already conveyed his decision to the CWC and would not relent, sources said.
The sources also said that these chief ministers took moral responsibility for the party's defeat in Lok Sabha elections and some also offered their resignations, but a confirmation to this effect was not available.
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