Congress President Election After State Polls, Decision After Row At Meet

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Congress President Election After State Polls, Decision After Row At Meet

Sonia Gandhi took over as interim president in 2019 after her son Rahul Gandhi stepped down. (File)

Highlights

  • High members of Congress held a gathering at the moment
  • At assembly it was determined to carry election of latest president in Might
  • Sonia Gandhi took over as interim president in 2019

New Delhi:

A brand new Congress president will probably be elected after 5 state elections due by Might, it was determined at a prime occasion assembly at the moment after an argument between two teams throughout which Rahul Gandhi mentioned: “As soon as and for all, end it and transfer on.”

At a gathering of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), senior leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Mukul Wasnik and P Chidambaram reportedly requested for quick organisational polls. They’re among the many Congress leaders who’ve raised uncomfortable questions over the occasion’s management and administration after a number of election defeats.

Ranged in opposition to them had been the so-called Gandhi loyalists — Ashok Gehlot, Amarinder Singh, AK Antony, Tariq Anwar and Oommen Chandy, who mentioned the Congress president’s election needs to be held after polls in 5 states together with Bengal and Tamil Nadu. One chief commented: “Whose agenda are we working in the direction of? The BJP does not discuss inside elections like our occasion? The primary precedence is to struggle the state elections then organisational elections.”

Lastly, the second group prevailed. The schedule, nevertheless, is just for the election of Congress President and Sonia Gandhi will take the ultimate choice, say leaders.

The following Congress president will probably be chosen at a time the management of the Gandhis has come beneath unprecedented scrutiny and assaults inside.

Sonia Gandhi, who took over as interim president in 2019 after her son Rahul Gandhi stepped down over the Congress’s nationwide election drubbing in 2019, has made it clear that she shouldn’t be within the operating.

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So has Rahul Gandhi, who has stubbornly refused to rethink his resignation and has maintained {that a} non-Gandhi needs to be given an opportunity.

However whereas the Gandhis have declined the highest job, they proceed to be the centre of energy within the Congress. No huge choice is taken with out their signoff.

A bit of leaders have, since final yr, raised their voice in opposition to the management however they’ve failed to attract the assist of the occasion at massive.

Final August, in a sensational act of defiance, 23 prime leaders wrote to Sonia Gandhi calling for a “full-time, seen management” and an overhaul of the Congress after its extended run of defeats.

Sonia Gandhi had final month met among the letter-writers and mentioned the problems raised by them. Among the many signatories to the letter are Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Bhupinder Hooda, Prithviraj Chavan, Kapil Sibal, Manish Tewari and Mukul Wasnik. These leaders argued emphatically for selecting a brand new chief instantly, however had been overruled.

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