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Party will decide my successor, not me: Rahul Gandhi on next Congress chief

Rahul says he stands by his charge that there was a theft in the Rafale deal

By PTI in New Delhi
  • Published 20.06.19, 2:16 PM
  • Updated 20.06.19, 2:16 PM
  • a min read
Rahul Gandhi is adamant on stepping down following the election debacle PTI file photo

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said his party will decide on who his successor will be and not him.

He is not the person to take a decision on his successor, Rahul told reporters when asked who will succeed him.

Rahul is adamant on stepping down following the election debacle, but the Congress Working Committee that is the highest decision making body of the Congress, has rejected his offer to resign and asked him to restructure the party at all levels.

Rahul also maintained that there was a "theft" in the Rafale fighter jet deal.

Rahul was responding to a question about Rafale finding a mention in President Ram Nath Kovind's address in 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.

The government has denied any corruption, wrongdoing or favouritism in the deal.