‘Congress not divided, leaders unanimously want Rahul Gandhi as president’: Senior leader Ambika Soni | Latest News India

Following the Congress Working Committee meeting earlier on Saturday, former Union minister and senior celebration leader Ambika Soni mentioned that the committee and all leaders of the Congress had “unanimously” agreed on Rahul Gandhi being the celebration president. However, Soni additionally mentioned that to just accept the choice is for Rahul Gandhi to determine.

“Everybody agreed unanimously, whether he (Rahul Gandhi) will become (the party president) or not is up to him. Everybody is of the opinion that Rahul Gandhi should become the party president,” information company ANI quoted Soni as saying.

Earlier within the day, in the course of the meeting, celebration interim president Sonia Gandhi mentioned that she returned to the position in 2019 after the CWC had requested her. Also, she highlighted that the celebration had determined to carry organisational elections in June 2021 however because of the second wave of Covid-19 within the nation, the celebration had indefinitely prolonged this deadline.

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“Today is the occasion for bringing clarity once and for all. A Schedule for full-fledged organizational elections is before you. General Secretary, Organization, Venugopal ji will brief you on the entire process later,” Sonia Gandhi had advised the CWC in her opening remarks of the meeting. As introduced, KC Venugopal knowledgeable the schedule for the elections to numerous posts with the Congress celebration.

Among main bulletins, Venugopal mentioned that the election for All India Congress Committee president could be held between August 21 and September 20 subsequent year. Also, the date of election for CWC could be introduced later in the course of the celebration’s plenary session.

The meeting and the announcement got here as senior celebration leader Kapil Sibal final month commented that the celebration had no president and he was not conscious who takes choices throughout the celebration. Also, senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad had written to Sonia Gandhi requesting to convene a CWC meeting.

When requested concerning the G23 leaders, Soni mentioned, “G-23 wasn’t even mentioned there. They were present at the meeting. Congress is not divided into factions, we are united. All leaders of Indian National Congress unanimously want Rahul Gandhi to become party president. The process (for election) will begin in Sept (2022),” ANI reported.

Amid the developments, Rahul Gandhi reacted to the leaders’ request in the course of the meeting and mentioned “I will consider” changing into the president, ANI reported citing individuals conversant in the event.

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