Prime Congress management will collect right here on October 16 to deliberate on the present political scenario, together with the Lakhimpur violence, and determine on the organisational elections at a gathering of the celebration’s working committee.
The assembly of the Congress’ high decision-making physique has been convened after calls for from some quarters inside the celebration to debate vital points, together with some defections within the current previous.
Former chief of opposition within the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad had additionally written to the Congress president to convene a gathering of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) quickly.
AICC basic secretary Ok C Venugopal tweeted, “A gathering of the Congress Working Committee will likely be held on Saturday, the sixteenth October, 2021 at 10 am at AICC Workplace, 24, Akbar Street, New Delhi to debate present political scenario, forthcoming meeting elections and organisational elections.”
The celebration management can also be prone to determine on the schedule for electing the brand new Congress chief.
The celebration, in its CWC assembly, held on January 22 had determined that the Congress would have an elected president by June 2021, however the identical was deferred on the Could 10 CWC meet within the wake of the COVID-19 scenario.
The most recent assembly is being held within the wake of Lakhimpur clashes on October 3 during which eight folks misplaced their lives, together with 4 farmers who have been allegedly run over by an SUV belonging to the convoy of Union Minister of State for Dwelling Ajay Kumar Mishra.
The incident has given sufficient ammo to the Congress to nook the BJP authorities and recapture the misplaced political house.
The CWC assembly will even focus on sure dissenting notes rising inside the celebration over the spate of defections and the celebration’s poor electoral fortunes.
Sonia Gandhi took over because the interim Congress president in August 2019 after Rahul Gandhi resigned within the wake of the celebration’s Lok Sabha debacle in Could 2019. There have been calls for from a bit of Congress leaders for having a full-time and lively celebration president in addition to an organisational overhaul.
The demand grew louder after a storm within the celebration in August final 12 months over a letter to Sonia Gandhi by a gaggle of 23 leaders, together with Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Bhupinder Hooda, Prithviraj Chavan, Kapil Sibal, Manish Tewari and Mukul Wasnik elevating these points.