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CWC Meeting Live Updates: Sonia Gandhi new Congress president

As the CWC teams deliberate on the next Congress chief, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi have decided to stay out of the selection process.


New Delhi| After days of delay in selecting its new leadership, Congress party is expected to announce its new chief today. The party functionaries will meet for the Congress Working Committee meeting- the highest decision-making body of the party. The deliberations have been going on for three months, but the party was unable to pick a president.

After the embarrassing defeat in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi offered to step down. Two days after the results were announced, the Gandhi scion resigned from his post. however, the CWC meeting passed a resolution which did not accept it. many senior leaders tried to convince Rahul Gandhi out of the resignation, but he was firm on resigning. In July, he made his resignation public. Reportedly, he also said that the new president should not be from the Gandhi family.

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Reportedly, Rahul Gandhi has asked all party Chief Ministers, state unit chiefs, MPs and party office bearers to be part of the process of picking the next chief. This is being seen as an attempt to open up the process so that the decision will not be overpowered by the Delhi Congress team. Some sources say that Mukul Wasnik and Mallikarjun Kharge are the front-runners for the job.

Follow the live updates here:

10.53 PM

As per the latest development, Sonia Gandhi has been selected as interim chief of the Congress party. Rahul Gandhi categorically denied any proposal of continuing as party chief. Thus, the wheels of the party are back in Sonia Gandhi’s hands.

10.24 PM

The CWC meeting has ended. Rahul Gandhi who reached the AICC headquarters a few minutes ago left the meeting. According to the sources, all the five groups of the CWC proposed Rahul Gandhi’s name for President. However, he is firm on not continuing.

However, he mentioned the Kashmir issue in his address. He said that there are reports of violence from the valley. He expressed concern about the situation and said that PM should clarify.

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Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will not be a part of the process of deciding next Congress chief. Rahul Gandhi had earlier said that a person from outside the Gandhi dynasty should be made the party chief.

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Congress will divide its CWC into 5 groups and the discussion will be held on the possible next party chief: Sources to ANI.

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Congress is likely to announce its new President today. He will succeed in Rahul Gandhi. The party will announce the decision after deliberation in the CWC meeting.

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