"As President of the Congress Party, I am responsible for the loss of the 2019 election".
His bio on Twitter now introduces him as Congress Member of Parliament.
"This is certainly the lowest point for the Congress party in its long history", said Zoya Hasan, a retired political scientist at Jawaharlal Nehru University.
"It is an honour for me to serve the Congress Party, whose values and ideals have served as the lifeblood of our attractive nation I owe the country and my organisation a debt of tremendous gratitude and love".
"It is an honor for me to serve the Congress Party, whose values and ideals have served as the lifeblood of our handsome nation".
"Many of my colleagues suggested that I nominate the next Congress President".
Mr Gandhi also lost his own seat in his family constituency of Amethi in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, though he is still a MP because he won a second seat in the southern state of Kerala.
"I personally fought the Prime Minister, the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh) and the institutions they have captured with all my being.At times, I stood completely alone and am extremely proud of it", he said.
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Gandhi's letter, which comes 40 days after he submitted his resignation, is significant.
In his letter, he spoke about the election of the next Congress President as well. "The CWC (Congress Working Committee) should convene a meeting at the earliest and decide".
Five years ago, there was introspection, state-level leadership changes favouring youth, a purposeful acceptance of social media, and a resurgence of Rahul Gandhi as a leader who appeared anything but accidental. The coterie that flourished around his mother and predecessor Sonia Gandhi had reduced politics to manipulation and turned the party into an instrument of vested interests. "Their resignation is just a show-off".
Gandhi, who was seeking to become the fourth member of his family to be named prime minister, had been Congress president since December 2017.
In 2014, its functionary, Rajesh Kunte had filed a plea against him for allegedly blaming the RSS for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
Gandhi used his parting statement to deliver searing criticism of Modi's BJP.
Gandhi's resignation leaves a void at the top of his party and epitomizes the broader disarray of India's opposition, which has no leader who can match Modi in stature and popularity. He has strengthened the party, " Mr Vohra told reporters. However, he has received no official information about it.