Sonia Gandhi, who wrote a letter on the party’s plight, will meet those angry leaders of Congress today
Congress sources say that some such leaders may meet Sonia who have been angry with the party for a long time, although they are not among the leaders who signed the letter. Those who attended the meeting with Sonia included Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, former Union Ministers Anand Sharma, Kapil Sibal, Manish Tiwari and Shashi Tharoor. Sources said that former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan can also meet Sonia. It was said that Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot can also attend this meeting.
Senior leaders Manmohan Singh, P Chidambaram, AK Antony and AICC general secretary (organization) K C Venugopal are also expected to be present. During the meeting, the situation is not clear yet for the presence of former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi, although Priyanka is also believed to be playing an important role in this latest development. Sources say that the scope of reconciliation may increase after the meeting of these leaders with Sonia Gandhi.
Wrote a letter in the month of augustIn August, 23 Congress leaders, including Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma and Kapil Sibal, wrote a letter to Sonia Gandhi demanding that she be the active president of the party and make a massive organizational change. Many Congress leaders took this as a challenge to the party leadership and especially the Gandhi family. Many leaders also demanded action against Ghulam Nabi Azad.
Even after the dismal performance of the Congress in Bihar assembly elections and by-elections in some states, Azad and Sibal had openly criticized the party’s style of functioning and demanded a comprehensive change in it. After this, he again came under the target of many Congress leaders.
Prior to the meeting, the Congress said on Friday that Rahul Gandhi is the most suitable person to take command of the Congress President. The party’s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala also said that all the leaders of the party are part of the Congress family and various issues including the organization will be discussed in the meeting of several leaders with Sonia.
Surjewala claimed to be Rahul’s president
When asked about this meeting, Surjewala said, ‘Due to the Corona epidemic, the Congress president could not meet many leaders and workers. Soniaji has decided that many issues will be discussed from time to time for the next several days. I will say that every leader of Congress is important to us. We will all fight together.
With reference to the election of the new president, he said, ‘In the CWC meeting, the Congress President and the Congress Working Committee had decided that the process of electing the new President should be started. I think all the issues ended there after that.
He emphasized, ‘It is also true that 99.99 per cent of the Congress colleagues including me believe that Rahul Gandhi, who boldly faced the Modi government and worked shoulder to shoulder with the Congress workers for years, Congress He is a common candidate to lead.