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Rahul Gandhi’s offer to resign as Congress president rejected by CWC

Newdelhi:25/5/19:Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s offer to resign as Party President following Congress debacle in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections has been rejected by the Congress Working Committee, CWC.

Briefing media after the meeting of Congress Working Committee in New Delhi, party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said Rahul Gandhi offered his resignation but it was rejected by the members of CWC unanimously.

The CWC requested Mr Gandhi’s leadership and guidance to lead the party in its ideological battle and to champion the cause of country’s youth and farmers.

In a resolution, the CWC accepted the mandate of the people of India and said Congress party is committed to don the role of a constructive opposition. It recommended a thorough introspection and requested the Congress President for a complete overhaul and a detailed restructuring at every level of the party.

A plan to this effect shall come into force at the earliest. CWC said Congress has lost the battle but its fight against divisive forces and commitment to principles continue to be stronger.

Party President Rahul Gandhi, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with senior party leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge, P Chidambaram were among those who attended the meeting.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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