- General Secretary Venugopal said – On August 10, the new president will be selected
- Congress has formed a panel of senior party leaders to elect the president.
- Priyanka Gandhi denied that she was a candidate for the post of party president
Aug 09, 2019, 10:50 PM IST
new Delhi. Party General Secretary KC Venugopal said on Friday, â€œCongress Working Committee will meet tomorrow. There will be extensive discussion with various leaders regarding the new party president. In this, all the presidents of the State Congress Committee, the Secretary of the All India Congress Committee and all the MPs will participate. The CWC will ultimately decide. "
Earlier, Singhvi had said, "The meeting should select a president who has the ability to take everyone along." The way the successor is selected in a closed room in the Vatican. In the same way, the selection of the President of Congress should also be done tomorrow. â€
Many leaders talked about making Priyanka president
Senior Congress leader Karan Singh had said that if Priyanka becomes the party president, she can add more zeal to the cadre. They have the strength to unite people. The party has suffered due to delay in deciding leadership. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had said that the command of the party should be given in the hands of a young leader. Shashi Tharoor had said – whether the Gandhi family will decide whether Priyanka's name will be in the presidential candidates or not.
Priyanka refuses to be a candidate for president
However, Priyanka made her stand clear on the matter. He had said that my name should not be counted among the candidates for the post of President. Earlier, KC Venugopal had told that the CWC meeting would be held on 10 August. The party president will be elected in this. It is believed that the election of the party president was delayed due to political turmoil in Karnataka.