The Congressional Working Committee, the highest decision-making body in Congress, is meeting today to decide on a full-term leader for the party. Sonia Gandhi, who was appointed interim leader following the resignation of her son Rahul Gandhi after the party’s poor performance in the 2019 national elections, is expected to continue until the whole process of new memberships and a full-fledged election take place from district to national level, sources told NDTV.
During the meeting – the first physical meeting of the CWC since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic – the upcoming assembly polls and the current political situation, including the killing of UP farmers, will be discussed , said party leaders.
The CWC is unlikely to discuss disciplinary issues against senior members like Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma – who are part of the dissident group known as “G-23” – for calling for internal party elections.
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The CWC is unlikely to discuss disciplinary matters, but will certainly discuss the upcoming national elections and the need for unity among all factions of the party to take on the BJP in various states.
Sonia Gandhi and daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrive for high level congressional meeting
Acting Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are at Congress headquarters for the meeting which will help choose a new leader for the big old party.
57 members, including 3 chief ministers, at the high-level meeting of the Congress
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