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Rahul will not involve, on next congress chief

NEW DELHI: Congress's Rahul Gandhi, who decided to step down from the position of the party chief after the abysmal performance in the Lok Sabha election,  made it clear today that he is sticking to his resolve and would not be involved in the process of the selection of the new party chief.
Underscoring that there has to be "accountability in the system", he told "I am not going to get involved in that process, otherwise it will complicate things and the party has to decide".

A dynastic control combined with a lack of accountability has been the critics' big grouse against the Congress, which became loud after the party's rout in the national election. For the second time in a row, the party got decimated, getting only 52 seats - a marginal rise over its score of 44 in the 2014 election. What accentuated the defeat was Mr Gandhi's loss from Amethi, his family turf, to the BJP's Smriti Irani.

Days after the results were declared, Rahul Gandhi took "100 per cent" responsibility for the party's failure and told the 52-member Congress Working Committee that he would like to exit as its top boss.

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