Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday announced that he is no longer the president of the Congress, adding that the party should decide on a new chief without delay.
Speaking to reporters in Parliament, Rahul said: "I have already submitted my resignation and I am no longer the party chief."
He added: "The Congress Working Committee should convene a meeting at the earliest and decide on a new party chief."
Earlier, Rahul offered to resign after the Congress won just 52 of the 542 Lok Sabha seats.
Key dates of Rahul’s political journey-
*Rahul Gandhi first announced his entry into politics by announcing that he will contest the May 2004 election.
*He was appointed general secretary in charge of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) in September 2007.
*Rahul Gandhi again won in the constituency of Amethi in north India in May 2009, getting 3.33 lakh votes more than his nearest rival.
*Rahul Gandhi was taken into preventive custody by the Uttar Pradesh Police at Bhatta Parsaul village after he sat with the farmers, who were protesting for more compensation for their lands in May 2011.
*In 2014’s Lok Sabha election, Rahul Gandhi again won from the constituency of Amethi.
*Rahul Gandhi was elected as the vice president of Congress in 2013.
*He became the president of his party in December 2017.
*Rahul Gandhi contested from two constituencies in 2019 Lok Sabha election (Amethi and Wayanad) and ended up winning in Wayanad while losing in Amethi constituency.
*The 15-year journey of Rahul’s political career finally came to an end on July 2, 2019, with his resignation from Congress.