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CWC to meet soon to take a call on the president; pressure mounting for Rahul

By IndianMandarins- 22 Aug 2020
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With the pressure mounting on the Congress leadership to take a call on President of the party, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) may meet soon. There is a growing clamor for Rahul Gandhi to lead the party once again.

The party’s highest decision-making body will primarily deliberate on organizational matters and also discuss the current political situation in the country. The meeting is very significant in view of Sonia Gandhi completing one year as the party’s interim chief on August 10. Though the party said that she will continue on the post till a new president is elected. It is reported that many Congress leaders including former chief ministers and Members of Parliament have written to Sonia Gandhi seeking an early settlement of the leadership issue.

Leaders such as Shashi Tharoor and Manish Tewari have demanded internal elections if Rahul Gandhi does not return to the post he gave up in May 2019, owning responsibility for the party’s rout in the general elections. The functionary quoted above said Sonia Gandhi, 73, is not ready to continue in the post and had agreed to be the party’s interim chief last year only on one condition that it will be a temporary arrangement.

Congress dismissed Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s remark that she agreed with her brother that a non-Gandhi should become the party chief. The party claimed that millions of Congress workers want Rahul Gandhi to return as the party chief as he is suited best for the post.

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