Though various Congress leaders included UPA ally made a bee line outside his residence to convince him for withdrawing his resignation.
After much pressure from M K Stalin and Lalu Prasad Yadav, Rahul Gandhi has reportedly asked the party to choose the next Congress president within a month.
A source suggested that Gandhi-scion may become the Leader of the party in Lok Sabha but for that the grand old party will need to formally announce his resignation.
But the Congress has 52 seats, two less than 10 per cent of the strength of the Lok Sabha because of which Congress will not get the position of Leader of Opposition.
A source said that several seniorsdo not want that he resigns from the post which may lead to division.
But growing factionalism in Rajasthan Congress cropped up again as chief minister Ashok Gehlot’s camp countered allegations that his preoccupation with son’s campaign led to party’s defeat in the state.
Claiming that rumors are being spread by Congress leader Sachin Pilot camp, sources said the CM addressed 104 rallies of which only 11 were in Jodhpur, from where his son VaibhavGehlot contested and lost.