September 30, 2020

CWC Congress Working Committee Assembly: Who Will Lead Congress? Gandhis Reluctant, Huge Meet Begins: 10 Factors

CWC: Sonia Gandhi has instructed her aides that she would not need to proceed as Congress chief.


  • Sonia Gandhi is predicted to resign as interim Congress president
  • The celebration’s predominant decision-making physique meets in a short time from now
  • Sources say Rahul Gandhi can be agency on not returning as Congress chief

New Delhi:
Sonia Gandhi is predicted to resign as interim Congress president because the celebration’s predominant decision-making physique meets within the shadow of a letter written by 23 prime leaders complaining a couple of drift within the celebration and calling for “a full-time, seen management”. The letter, demanding “collective decision-making”, calls into query the management of the Gandhis, who’ve led the Congress for a lot of its 134-year historical past. Sonia Gandhi, 73, will both resign instantly or give the celebration a deadline to discover a new chief, sources mentioned on the assembly of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) that’s now underway. Sources say Rahul Gandhi can be agency on not returning as Congress chief, a submit he stop after the celebration’s second straight nationwide election defeat final 12 months.

Listed below are the highest 10 updates on this massive story:

  1. Sonia Gandhi has instructed her aides that she doesn’t need to proceed as president, which was an interim association after her son Rahul stop final 12 months. She has requested the celebration to search for a non-Gandhi chief, say sources.

  2. The CWC’s digital assembly is about to start with Sonia Gandhi delivering the opening deal with and asserting her determination to resign.

  3. Sources say the “dissidents” who wrote the letter on August 7 – together with former union ministers and outstanding MPs – are prone to come below assault from the Gandhi loyalists, lots of whom have both come out publicly of their help or have written to Sonia Gandhi pleading along with her to proceed main the celebration.

  4. The “uncertainty” over the management and the “drift” within the celebration has demoralised employees and weakened the celebration, mentioned the letter signed by senior leaders like Kapil Sibal, Shashi Tharoor, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Prithviraj Chavan, Vivek Tankha and Anand Sharma. The letter reportedly stresses that the Gandhis will all the time be an integral a part of a “collective management”.

  5. The letter has cut up the Congress down the center with leaders like Amarinder Singh, Bhupesh Baghel and Siddaramaiah popping out in help of the Gandhis. “Sonia Gandhi ought to proceed so long as she needs; Rahul Gandhi ought to take over after her as he’s totally competent,” Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh mentioned on Sunday night.

  6. Many consider the letter was meant to thwart makes an attempt to carry again Rahul Gandhi as celebration chief. Over the previous few weeks, many Congress leaders have pitched for his return.

  7. Rahul Gandhi, say sources, is agency on not returning as Congress president. He’s eager to proceed to work for the celebration and battle the BJP-led RSS, sources near him instructed NDTV as Gandhi family loyalists took on the leaders who signed the letter. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra can be clear she’s going to stay as a common secretary and never tackle any larger management function within the celebration, sources mentioned.

  8. That is the primary time since 1999, when Sharad Pawar walked out over Sonia Gandhi’s international origin, that the Congress has seen an organized revolt in opposition to the Nehru-Gandhi management. Sources say going by the Congress playbook, there could also be a “unanimous decision” reposing religion in Sonia Gandhi as chief.

  9. With the Gandhis, nevertheless, showing decided to step again, the assembly might even see the Congress being pressured to decide to the duty of appointing an interim president and launching inner elections, which entails an electoral school.

  10. Sources say a crew or committee is predicted to be fashioned to discover a approach ahead and information the celebration within the means of organizational elections and “assist carry inner democracy inside”.