Process to elect subsequent celebration president set in movement: Cong

New Delhi, September 12 

The Congress on Saturday mentioned Sonia Gandhi has made organisational modifications after authorisation from the celebration’s working committee and has set in movement the method of election of the subsequent celebration president by constituting an election authority.

Asked in regards to the organisational modifications made by Gandhi and the following reported statements by some leaders who had written to her over celebration reforms, Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala mentioned he had not seen a single assertion by any Congress chief on the difficulty and can’t touch upon that.

On whether or not the organisational modifications had Rahul Gandhi’s imprint, he mentioned Rahul Gandhi was unanimously elected in an AICC session, however put up the 2019 verdict he selected to take ethical duty and resigned.

“Crores and crores of Congress workers and unanimously all leaders, including the ones that you mentioned in the meeting of the CWC, expressed complete confidence in the leadership of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi and in fact some of them urged him to take over as Congress president,” he mentioned at a web-based press convention.

However, he mentioned, it was not for him to touch upon the difficulty at this juncture “for Congress president Sonia Gandhi has constituted an election authority and has set the process of election of the President in motion”.

On being pressed additional on the difficulty, Surjewala recalled Sonia Gandhi’s remarks  the place she had mentioned that “’our job is to fight the Modi government and its anti-people policies and not fight with each other’ and all of us are working towards that single minded goal, like Arjuna used to only look at the eye of the fish”.

To queries on the organisational modifications made by Sonia Gandhi, he mentioned change is a part of a steady course of and in a single voice the Congress Working Committee had determined that she ought to make all organisational modifications afresh, primarily based on which she made these modifications.

“A lot of new people have got a chance, many old people of the party have got a chance, a lot of colleagues who were already there have got more strength to continue serving the organisation,” he mentioned.

In a significant organisational reshuffle, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday dropped Ghulam Nabi Azad, Motilal Vora, Ambika Soni and Mallikarjun Kharge as AICC common secretaries, reconstituted the CWC and appointed P Chidambaram, Randeep Surjewala, Tariq Anwar and Jitendra Singh as its common members.

Gandhi additionally fashioned a six-member particular committee to help her in organisational issues, other than reconstituting the central election authority of the AICC with Madhusudan Mistry as its chairman, Rajesh Misra, Krishna Byre Gowda, S Jothimani and Arvinder Singh Lovely as its members.

Gandhi, 73, left for the United States on Saturday for a routine medical check-up, sources near her mentioned.

She would return within the final week of September and would miss greater than half of the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

She is accompanied by Rahul Gandhi, who is anticipated to return inside per week, they mentioned.

Her medical check-up was overdue and was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the sources mentioned.

She had cleared the Congress’ organisational restructuring earlier than departing for her medical check-up. — PTI

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