Udaipir: Rahul Gandhi, the Congress leader, arrived in Udaipur, Rajasthan, on Friday morning for the party’s three-day Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir.
On Thursday, Rahul Gandhi travelled by rail from Delhi to Udaipur.
According to party insiders, the Congress’ three-day Chintan Shivir, which begins today in Udaipur, will focus on ‘communal polarisation,’ farmers’ difficulties, and strengthening the party for the forthcoming elections.
The Congress leaders will tackle the Centre-State relationship, the situation in the northeastern states, the Jammu and Kashmir issue, and sectarian polarisation during the programme, according to sources.
The brainstorming session is scheduled to attract around 400 senior Congress leaders from throughout the country. Under the leadership of interim President Sonia Gandhi, the Congress will convene a ‘Chintan Shivir’ in Udaipur to review party organisation and create a strategy to oppose the BJP in the impending 2024 general elections.
At the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on March 14, senior leaders asked that Rahul Gandhi take over as President of the Congress.
According to sources, senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury advised Wayanad MP to take the position of President at the meeting.
According to sources, “Rahul is willing to take the position under consideration. Following that, a suggestion was made during the meeting to hold the presidential election in August-September. The current process, however, could not be postponed.”
Rahul Gandhi resigned as Congress president after the party’s defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, and Sonia Gandhi took over as acting president.
During the Chintan Shivir in Udaipur, there will likely be discussions and important decisions over the job of Congress president.
The Chintan Shivir is being hosted in the aftermath of the party’s humiliation in state assembly elections earlier this year. In the last eight years, the party has suffered multiple electoral losses. A number of important members of Congress have resigned.
The Chintan Shivir will begin with Sonia Gandhi’s address to the public on May 13 and end with Rahul Gandhi’s speech on May 14.
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