- Rahul Gandhi resigned as party president on 25 May
- Round of meeting of party leadership and state committee leaders continues
- Abhishek Manu Singhvi had said- the party should elect the new president as soon as possible
Aug 10, 2019, 08:33 AM IST
new Delhi. The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will hold an important meeting on Saturday. On Friday, media reports were quoted as saying that the party president would be elected soon. Mallikarjun Kharge and Mukul Wasnik are leading the race for the post of president.
At the same time, for the new president, the Congress leadership is constantly meeting with the leaders of the states, party MLAs, the general secretary level. On behalf of Rahul Gandhi, it has been made clear that there is no need to worry about choosing the president. Rahul resigned from the post of Speaker on May 25 after the results of the Lok Sabha elections. Rahul had said that it is good to see the Congress under pressure to choose the president. This is the only thing that will make the party better.
Party general secretary will discuss with state leaders
Sources said that the state Congress Committee head, department head, unit chief and other leaders will also be present in the meeting. Party general secretaries have been asked to discuss the matter separately with the state Congress committee, Congress legislature committee, department heads and unit heads.
CWC will finally decide: Venugopal
Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal said on Friday, â€œCongress Working Committee will meet on Saturday. 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 take the final decision. "
The new president who took everyone along: Singhvi
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.