The Congress social gathering is prone to name its All India Congress Committee (AICC) session as early as January subsequent yr to elect its new president, two senior social gathering leaders concerned within the matter instructed HT.
On the Congress Working Committee (CWC) assembly on Monday, a bit of the leaders had initially steered that the session be held inside a yr, however social gathering chief Rahul Gandhi and plenty of others most popular holding it within the subsequent six months.
A January schedule for this mammoth organisational train additionally fits the social gathering, as there could be no main elections not far away after this yr’s Bihar meeting ballot. In 2021, elections for 5 assemblies—Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry—are slated in April, offering sufficient time for the Congress to give you a rejigged crew headed by a brand new chief.
Sonia Gandhi, who has been the interim president of the social gathering since August 2019, had provided to resign and requested the CWC to start out the method to discover a new chief, however amid heated debate over a letter signed by 23 senior leaders in search of main adjustments within the functioning of the Congress, many leaders, together with former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, urged her to proceed till such time as the brand new president is elected.
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Get together leaders additionally added that Rahul Gandhi, who led the social gathering for 2 years between 2017 and 2019, is in opposition to returning to the recent seat, however 1000’s of Congress employees and plenty of leaders are eager to see him because the chief and should not settle for a non-Gandhi.
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Sonia Gandhi has already accomplished one yr because the social gathering’s interim chief. She was the social gathering president for over 19 years, from Might 1998 to December 2017—the longest uninterrupted tenure within the historical past of the Congress—when Rahul Gandhi took over the reins. He resigned in Might 2019, taking ethical duty for the social gathering’s rout within the Lok Sabha elections.
An AICC session is a marathon course of that begins with a membership drive and election of delegates from the state-level. Within the latest historical past of the social gathering, the president has been chosen unanimously, barring the one occasion when Jitendra Prasada determined to contest in opposition to Sonia Gandhi in 2000. He misplaced miserably.