India's Gandhis offer to resign after defeat, party refuses

Reuters News
Posted: May 19, 2014 9:48 AM

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Sonia and Rahul Gandhi offered on Monday to resign from their posts as leaders of the Congress party after its worst ever election performance, but colleagues refused to let them go.

"Sonia and Rahul offered to resign, but the Congress Working Committee rejected it," said Amrinder Singh, a senior party leader from the northern state of Punjab.

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(Reporting by Frank Jack Daniel; Editing by Douglas Busvine)