CWC Meet: Sonia Gandhi expresses her intention to resign as party president | TOP POINTS

Sonia Gandhi was appointed as an interim President on August 10, 2019, by the CWC, after Rahul Gandhi stepped down as party chief, taking the responsibility for party’s disastrous defeat in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has expressed her intention to resign as party president. This comes after letter, demanding “collective decision-making”, calls into question the leadership of the Gandhis, who have led the Congress for much of its 134-year history was sent to Sonia Gandhi.

Congress leaders including Manmohan Singh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Capt. Amarinder Singh was present at the Congress Working Committee’s virtual meeting.

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KC Venugopal read out the letter that was written by Sonia Gandhi asking him to convene a CWC to decide a new chief for congress

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Manmohan Singh : Letter written by the 23 congress members is unfortunate

The 23 Congress Leaders Who Wrote the Letter of Dissent Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad;

-Anand Sharma,
-Kapil Sibal,
-Manish Tewari,
-Shashi Tharoor;
-MP Vivek Tankha;
-Mukul Wasnik and
-Jitin Prasada
-Bhupinder Singh Hooda,
-Rajender Kaur Bhattal,
-M Veerappa Moily,
-Prithviraj Chavan,
-P J Kurian,
-Ajay Singh,
-Renuka Chaudhary
-Milind Deora
-Raj Babbar (UP)
-Arvinder Singh Lovely (Delhi) and
-Kaul Singh Thakur (Himachal)
-Akhilesh Prasad Singh
-Kuldeep Sharma
-Yoganand Shastri
-MP Sandeep Dixit

About Congress Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi was appointed as an interim President on August 10, 2019, by the CWC, after Rahul Gandhi stepped down as party chief, taking the responsibility for party’s disastrous defeat in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Congress seems divided over the issue. Gandhi family loyalists and Congress Chief Ministers took on the section of leaders who signed the letter and rallied behind the Gandhi family, calling for Sonia Gandhi to stay or Rahul Gandhi to take charge again.

Various leaders including Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, Leader of the Congress party in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Karnataka unit chief DK Shivakumar have requested Sonia Gandhi to continue as party President.

There are many eligible candidates in Congress (for post of party chief) like Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, Raihan Vadra & Miraya Vadra. Congress members should understand that Congress is like the school where only headmaster’s child tops the class, said MP Minister Narottam Mishra