The CWC additionally authorised the Congress president to result in mandatory organisational adjustments to sort out the challenges confronted by the social gathering.

The Congress, on the finish of an almost seven-hour lengthy assembly of its working committee on Monday, determined that Sonia Gandhi will continue as the interim president until the subsequent AICC session.

In a briefing, senior Congress leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala and KC Venugopal stated that the CWC has requested Sonia to continue as the interim president until the subsequent AICC session may very well be convened and determined to kind a committee to assist her in day-to-day functioning of the organisation.

The CWC additionally authorised the Congress president to result in mandatory organisational adjustments to sort out the challenges confronted by the social gathering.

The social gathering additional stated the CWC unanimously resolved to strengthen the fingers of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi in each doable approach, whereas making it clear no one will likely be permitted to undermine or weaken the social gathering and its management.

The CWC, the social gathering’s highest choice-making physique. additionally resolved that interior-social gathering points can’t be deliberated by media or in public fora and all such points have to be raised inside the social gathering “in the interest of propriety and discipline”.

 The subsequent AICC session is probably going to be held after six months and the social gathering will elect a brand new president then, Sonia reportedly said. In her concluding remarks, she additionally stated that she was harm however bore no ill-will towards the leaders who had written a letter demanding sweeping organisational reforms within the social gathering.

 “We are a big household. We have variations and completely different views on many events. But on the finish we come collectively, as one. The want of the hour is to sort out points going through the nation. Organisational points, strategy of structure or reconstitution is a steady course of. I maintain no ill-will for any social gathering member. Keep the social gathering collectively,” she stated throughout the assembly.

As many as 23 Congress leaders, together with Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, social gathering MPs and former Union Ministers Anand Sharma, Kapil Sibal, Manish Tewari, Shashi Tharoor had despatched a letter to Sonia, calling for full time and energetic management, elections to the CWC and an “institutional leadership mechanism” aimed on the social gathering’s revival.

Sonia presents to stop, colleagues protest

In her opening remarks throughout the assembly on Monday, Sonia supplied to step down from her place and requested the CWC to provoke the method for choosing a brand new social gathering chief, reported PTI, quoting unnamed sources. The interim president additionally stated that she had given an in depth reply on the problem to AICC normal secretary KC Venugopal.

Sonia was made the interim president final 12 months after Rahul Gandhi resigned within the wake of the social gathering’s defeat within the Lok Sabha elections.

Speaking after Sonia, former prime minister Manmohan Singh urged her to full the total session and was backed by former defence minister AK Antony. Both the veterans additionally criticising the letter which had made it to the media. Antony termed the letter as “unfortunate and cruel”, in accordance to the Hindustan Times.

Sources advised PTI that Rahul Gandhi in his speech questioned the timing of the letter, which was despatched to Sonia Gandhi when she was in a hospital and below medicine. “It is the CWC and not the media where we put out our thoughts and discuss,” he reportedly stated.

Row over ‘collusion with BJP’ remarks

Senior chief Kapil Sibal, one of many signatories of the letters, later lashed out at Rahul for his purported comment that signatories of the letter have been working in “collusion with the BJP”. Taking to Twitter, Sibal stated he had had by no means made a press release in favour of the BJP in final 30 years. Sibal later deleted his tweet, saying Rahul knowledgeable him “personally that he never said what was attributed to him”.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala additionally clarified that Rahul by no means made such remarks and warned towards being misled by “false media discourse”. “We all need to work together in fighting the draconian Modi rule rather than fighting and hurting each other and the Congress,” he stated.

Azad, who reportedly stated that he would stop if the collusion fees towards the leaders may very well be proved, later stated that “some Congress persons” exterior the CWC, not Rahul, had levelled the allegations.

“Let me make it very clear that Rahul Gandhi has neither in CWC nor outside said that this letter was written at the behest of BJP,” he stated.

Congress is completed, says BJP

Ealier within the day, some BJP leaders together with Uma Bharti and Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, attacked the Congress and stated that it will by no means have the opportunity to save itself.

“This is a party which is not ready to listen to truth, which terms those speaking truth as traitors, which terms those indulging in sycophancy as loyal…no one can save such a party,” Chouhan stated.

“It is heading towards destruction. If anyone speaks truth in the party, then it is alleged that they have colluded with the BJP,” he stated.

BJP chief Uma Bharti asserted that the dominance of the Congress was over. ” The Gandhi-Nehru family’s existence is in crisis, their political dominance is over, the Congress is finished.. so who stays in what position hardly matters now… Congress should return to the real Gandhi, the real ‘swadeshi‘ Gandhi without any foreign element,” she advised ANI.

The letter despatched by the Congress leaders to Sonia had triggered an outpouring of help for her to continue within the high submit or for Rahul to take cost.

Almost all Lok Sabha MPs of the social gathering wrote to Sonia expressing solidarity and urging her to continue in her submit or instal Rahul Gandhi. Several state items together with Delhi and Rajasthan handed resolutions favouring the management of Gandhis.

With inputs from companies.

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