Dissenters search collective decision-making

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 23

The Congress Working Committee tomorrow is about to be a stormy one with social gathering chief Sonia Gandhi more likely to provide her resignation amid requires a full-time president and collective decision-making.

It may properly be a replay of the 1999 occasions when Sonia, questioned by a Sharad Pawar-led camp on her international origins, stop however the resignation was rejected by the CWC, resulting in Pawar’s exit from the social gathering. 

What dissidents say 

  • CWC not guiding the social gathering successfully, maintain elections
  • Need full-time management
  • Overcentralisation,micro-management gained’t do
  • Institutional management mechanism to revive social gathering

“Sonia Gandhi may well offer to resign tomorrow and ask the CWC to find a full-term president. Even last year, she had accepted the Congress leadership after the CWC urged her to do so,” sources mentioned although formally AICC media chief Randeep Surjewala denied experiences she was mulling to stop.

Surjewala additionally denied data of the letter to Sonia by some leaders in search of collective management, successfully calling for a non-Gandhi chief. Among the signatories to the letter are Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Kapil Sibal, Mukul Wasnik, Manish Tewari, Shashi Tharoor, former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda, former Punjab CM Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and former Himachal Congress chief Kaul Singh Thakur.

Parallel to the requires an organisational overhaul, the problem to the Gandhis was firmly rebutted by CMs Amarinder Singh (Punjab), Ashok Gehlot (Rajasthan), Bhupesh Baghel (Chhattisgarh) and V Narayanasamy (Puducherry) with Amarinder and Gehlot slamming makes an attempt to “divide the party”. 


  • Questioned on her international origins, Sonia had tendered her resignation to Congress Working Committee on May 17, 1999
  • She withdrew the identical a couple of days later ; dissenters Pawar, Sangma and Tariq Anwar needed to stop social gathering
  • The trio fashioned the NCP; it’s to be seen whether or not the present lot of dissenters will go the Pawar manner

Baghel wrote on to Rahul, in search of his return. Narayanasamy mentioned leaders in search of adjustments was a “BJP ploy to divert attention from the Facebook controversy.” All Congress Chief Ministers will attend the Congress Working Committee assembly tomorrow and vociferously again the Gandhis for the highest submit.

Former ministers Ashwani Kumar and Salman Khurshid, former Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddharamaiah, chief of the Congress within the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Haryana Congress chief Kumari Selja and MP Manicka Tagore at this time overtly favoured the Gandhis with Kumar and Khurshid rubbishing requires organisational elections, calling these “divisive.” This public help for the Gandhis is seen as CWC’s preparation to make sure they stayed on the helm, except Sonia wills it in any other case.

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