New Delhi, August 24
The Congress is about for a stormy assembly of its working committee on Monday because it stands divided on the management subject with a bit demanding collective management and one other reposing religion within the Gandhi household.
Top Congress leaders are anticipated to deliberate on the problem of management throughout the assembly of the social gathering’s high decision-making physique that will likely be held nearly.
Sources mentioned Sonia Gandhi would possibly supply to resign on the assembly after round 20 leaders wrote to her demanding a full-time, seen president and overhauling of the organisational construction, together with elections to the CWC and reconstitution of the parliamentary board.
Massive assist poured in for the Gandhis on Sunday after the “pro-reform” leaders went public, with Congress chief ministers main the requires Sonia Gandhi to remain till Rahul Gandhi took cost.
Almost all Lok Sabha MPs of the social gathering have written to Sonia Gandhi expressing solidarity and urging her to proceed in her submit or instal Rahul Gandhi.
Several state models, together with Delhi and Rajasthan, handed resolutions favouring the management of Gandhis after a letter from a bit of senior social gathering leaders demanded sweeping reforms within the social gathering, going to the extent of questioning the present CWC’s potential to information the social gathering within the battle towards the BJP.
Ironically, a minimum of three of the dissenters are themselves a part of the identical CWC. These are Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma and Mukul Wasnik.
Several social gathering leaders, whereas supporting the continuation of Gandhis on the helm, accused these behind the letter of taking part in into the palms of the BJP and making an attempt to weaken the social gathering at a time when there was a necessity to shut ranks towards the NDA authorities.
Haryana Congress chief Kumari Selja mentioned, “We stand firmly behind Sonia Gandhi. This is the time to close ranks against the BJP and not the time to show cracks.”
The dissenting leaders, in the meantime, mentioned the social gathering had didn’t conduct an sincere introspection of its losses in 2014 and 2019, including that the uncertainty over management had demoralised employees.
This is the second problem to Sonia Gandhi’s management after the one in 1999 when the then chief of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sharad Pawar challenged her international origins as a way to maintain her from being named the social gathering’s prime ministerial face within the basic election that yr.
Sonia Gandhi had resigned within the CWC, which rejected her transfer unanimously bringing her again as social gathering president. While Sonia went on to turn out to be the longest serving Congress president, Pawar and rebels needed to stop to kind the NCP. PTI