Congress CWC meeting: Confusion ends, Sonia Gandhi becomes Internal President of Congress: The name of the party president has been selected in the working committee meeting held at the party headquarters to elect the new president of Congress. The meeting decided to make Sonia Gandhi the interim president of the Congress. The CWC meeting is over after being elected the new President of Congress. Also Rahul Gandhi’s resignation has been accepted. Earlier, the CWC met twice today in which the leaders urged Rahul to withdraw his resignation, but he flatly refused.
After the meeting, party organization general secretary KC Venugopal and chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told reporters that the CWC appointed Sonia as interim president after Rahul Gandhi ‘politely declined’ the party leaders’ request. She will hold this responsibility until the election of the new president. Let me tell you that Sonia Gandhi was the Congress President from March 14, 1998 to December 16, 2017 and the party was in power at the Center from 2004 to 2014 as her President.
Priyanka Gandhi also in Meeting
Priyanka Gandhi was also present in this meeting along with Sonia Gandhi. According to information received from sources earlier, all the groups again requested to make Rahul Gandhi the party president. Earlier in the day, Congress Parliamentary Party leader Sonia Gandhi, who attended the meeting, said that she and Rahul Gandhi could not be involved in the process of selecting the new president of the party. At the same time, after the meeting, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that Rahul Gandhi was once again asked to reconsider the decision. However, he refused.
After exiting the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, Sonia told reporters that the process of negotiation to decide the Speaker had started. He and Rahul cannot be part of it. Explain that five groups of leaders have been formed in the working committee to elect a new president.
Rahul Gandhi Lead the party meeting
Earlier, in the consultation meetings of the party leaders, it was common opinion that Rahul Gandhi should continue to lead the party, although Gandhi had already made it clear in the morning meeting of the CWC that he would not reconsider his resignation. After the CWC meeting held in the morning about the new president, the leaders brainstormed in five different groups. The CWC will take a decision based on the report of consultation of these groups.
CWC Leaders divided into five Parts
CWC leaders divided into five different groups – Northeast Region, Eastern Region, North Zone, Western Region and South Zone – held consultative meetings with state presidents, national secretaries and many other officials and took their views. Ahmed Patel, Ambika Soni, Ghulam Nabi Azad and many other senior leaders in the group of North East region, KC Venugopal, Kumari Selja, Tarun Gogoi and many other senior leaders in the group of Eastern Region, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, P Chidambaram in the group of Northern Region , Jyotiraditya Scindia and many other senior leaders, AK Antony, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge and many other seniors in the western region group The group of leaders and southern region included Manmohan Singh, Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary, Anand Sharma and many other senior leaders.
According to Source
According to sources, in all these five consultation meetings, there was a unanimous opinion among the leaders that Gandhi can lead the Congress and that he should continue as the President. After the first round meeting of the CWC, the party’s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told reporters, “All the members of the CWC urged Rahul Gandhi to agree to be the president and lead.” He also requested that today when the present government is attacking constitutional provisions, citizens’ rights and institutions, Rahul Gandhi is a suitable person for strong opposition and to give leadership to the Congress at such a time. ”
Rahul Gandhi Reconsider as president
In response to a question, Surjewala also said that Gandhi’s resignation is not yet accepted and it is under consideration of the CWC. According to sources, most of the leaders involved in the earlier meeting of the CWC insisted that Rahul Gandhi should remain the president, although Gandhi flatly refused to reconsider his decision.
Who attain CWC Meeting
Let us know that at the beginning of the CWC meeting, Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi who has resigned from the post of President, General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, Senior Ahmed Patel, AK Antony, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge and many other leaders attended. The names of several senior leaders, including Mukul Wasnik, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ashok Gehlot, Sushil Kumar Shinde, are being discussed about the new party president. Many party leaders have advocated the name of Priyanka Gandhi.