Congress To Elect New Party Chief By June 2021: CWC On Friday

The Congress party is set to elect its new national president this year by June, party leader KC Venugopal announced on Friday. “Congress Working Committee (CWC) has decided that there will be an elected Congress president by June 2021,” KC Venugopal said. Currently, Sonia Gandhi is the interim Congress president. She took over the position after Rahul Gandhi stepped down as Congress chief following the drubbing in 2019 Lok Sabha polls. At the CWC meeting, senior leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Mukul Wasnik and P Chidambaram reportedly asked for immediate organisational polls. They are among the Congress leaders who have raised uncomfortable questions over the party’s leadership and management in recent months after multiple election defeats. Sonia Gandhi had last month met some of the letter-writers and discussed the issues raised by them. Among the 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 choosing a new chief immediately, but were overruled.

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