New Delhi: As the Congress is inching close to face identity crisis after losing two more prominent states – Assam and Kerala – on Thursday, the party leaders think its time to promote vice president Rahul Gandhi.
As per a report in NDTV, the Congressmen have demanded that the Gandhi scion take over the charge of the party as its president.
"The process of his elevation cannot be stopped, he will be president" Congress leader PC Chacko was quoted as saying by NDTV.
The Congress on Thursday said it has "humbly" accepted the verdict in Assembly elections in all five states and will analyse the reasons for its defeat.
Party leader Mukul Wasnik, meanwhile, said the results were expected.
"We had expected these results. We will analyse the reasons for our defeat under the leadership of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi," he said.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, "We humbly accept the verdict. We congratulate the winning parties."
"We will continue to serve people and we hope that the new governments in these states focus on development," Surjewala told reporters.
(With IANS inputs)