Rahul Gandhi remains firm on his decision to step down as party president, says Congress will decide his successor

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Rahul Gandhi is currently Congress president but according to reports, he will resign soon. However, on Thursday Rahul Gandhi said his party will decide on who his successor will be and not him. While talking to reporters Rahul said he is not going to take decision who is going to be next president but his party will decide.

Rahul Gandhi had earlier said that he will resign soon from his post, but many top Congress leaders want him to be the party chief. But Rahul is adamant on stepping down as party president following the debacle in the elections, but the CWC, the highest decision-making body of the Congress, has rejected his offer to resign and asked him to restructure the party at all levels.

The Congress chief also maintained that there was “theft” in the Rafale fighter jet deal. Gandhi was responding to a question about Rafale finding a mention in President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to the joint sitting of both houses of Parliament.

“I maintain my stand that there has been theft in the Rafale jet deal,” he told reporters outside Parliament. He has been maintaining that there has been corruption in the Rafale deal and that there should be a thorough probe into the deal The Congress has already petitioned the CVC for a probe into alleged corruption in the fighter jet deal.-Inputs from PTI