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Hope to see dynamic youth leader as Congress president: Amarinder Singh

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 06, 2019, 11.54 AM (IST)

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said that he hopes to see another "dynamic youth leader as Congress president to galvanise the party".

He added that the Congress Working Committee (CWC) should "take note of young India's need for a young leader".  

"After the unfortunate decision of Rahul Gandhi to quit, hope to see another dynamic youth leader as Congress president to galvanise party. Urge CWC to take note of young India’s need for a young leader, aligned to aspirations of large youth population and with grassroots connect," Singh stated. 

Earlier this week, Rahul Gandhi put all speculations and anticipations to end by taking to Twitter and posting a mammoth letter, solidifying his decision to stand firm with respect to his resignation as the party chief. 

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"It is an honour for me to serve the Congress Party, whose values and ideals have served as the lifeblood of our beautiful nation. I owe the country and my organisation a debt of tremendous gratitude and love. Jai Hind," he said in his tweet which also has a copy of his resignation letter.

"As president of the Congress party, I am responsible for the loss of the 2019 election," Gandhi said in his letter sent to the CWC.

Rahul also removed his designation as Congress president from his official Twitter handle.

Earlier on Wednesday, he had said that Congress should elect a new president without any further delay.

"Party should decide on the new president quickly without further delay, I'm nowhere in this process. I have already submitted my resignation and I am no longer the party president. CWC should convene a meeting at the earliest and decide," he told reporters.

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Earlier this week, Rahul Gandhi put all speculations and anticipations to end by taking to Twitter and posting a mammoth letter, solidifying his decision to stand firm with respect to his resignation as the party chief.