NEW DELHI: A big question that is being debated in the capital Thursday evening was about the fate of Rahul Gandhi as Congress president. There were some hints that he has expressed a readiness to step down by shouldering the responsibility for the poor showing of the party in the Lok Sabha polls.
At the media meet Thursday, he acknowledged that Prime Minister Modi won a new term in office and his party was defeated at the hustings. “He presented a theme, we presented another theme. People accepted his line,” Rahul Gandhi said. He congratulated PM Modi, as also Smriti Irani, who defeated him in Amethi. The Congress chief thankede the voters of Wayanad in Kerala, where a strong Muslim-Christian consolidation saw his victory by a record margin of over four lakh votes. –IHN-NN