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G-23 leaders hold talks with Sonia Gandhi, another meeting likely soon | Latest News India

The leaders, often known as G-23, is a grouping of senior occasion functionaries who’ve been demanding an organisational overhaul.

Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday met a couple of dissident leaders of the occasion at her residence in Delhi. The leaders, often known as G-23, is a grouping of senior occasion functionaries who’ve been demanding an organisational overhaul. They held at the least two separate conferences over the previous one week at former Rajya Sabha member Ghulam Nabi Azad’s residence following the Congress’ dismal efficiency within the lately concluded Assembly elections in 5 states.

Azad additionally met Sonia final week to debate the considerations of the dissenting leaders and work out methods to resolve the problems.

According to a PTI report, senior leaders Anand Sharma and Manish Tewari have been amongst leaders who met Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday. The interim occasion president might meet different functionaries from the grouping within the subsequent few days.

Quoting sources, PTI additional reported that the Congress’ central management is open to options from the G-23 and has reached out to them in a bid to resolve the variations inside and work out a decision to strengthen the occasion.

Some of the G-23 leaders might discover a place within the decision-making course of within the revamped Congress occasion in line with their demand for collective management.

The report mentioned a few of these leaders could also be accommodated within the Congress Working Committee or in a brand new physique just like the parliamentary board – one the proposals of the G-23 relating to coverage selections, together with finalising chief ministerial candidates and tie-ups with like-minded events in states.

The group can also be reported to be looking for the ouster of a few of Rahul Gandhi’s loyalists from key AICC positions and prime on their goal are AICC normal secretary (organisation) KC Venugopal, chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala and normal secretary Ajay Maken. Sources mentioned a number of could also be shifted to placate the dissident group.

On March 16, the grouping had mentioned the “only way forward for the Congress was to adopt a model of inclusive and collective leadership and decision making at all levels.” G-23 sources mentioned they need to strengthen the Congress and “not undermine it in any way”.

(With company inputs)


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