‘Sonia Gandhi to continue as president’: Congress after 7-hour long meet

UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 09:26 PM IST
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The Congress Working Committee on Monday urged Sonia Gandhi to continue as its interim chief till an AICC session can be convened and authorized her to effect necessary organizational changes to deal with the challenges facing the party. At an over seven-hour long meeting, which took place in the backdrop of more than 20 party leaders seeking an immediate organizational overhaul and collective leadership, Gandhi is said to have offered to quit but was requested by the party's top decision-making panel with over 50 members to stay on. Announcing the resolution passed by the CWC, the party's General Secretary (Organisation) KC Venugopal later said at a press conference that the CWC unanimously requested Gandhi to continue to “lead the Indian National Congress until such time as circumstances will permit an AICC session to be convened.”The CWC also authorized her to effect necessary organizational changes to take on various challenges before the party.

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