While the virtual Congress Working Committee meeting was in progress today hundreds of Congress workers loyal to the interim president Sonia Gandhi from Delhi n NCR n the adjoining states gathered at the party headquarter 24 Akbar Road and raised slogans demanding continuance of party chief Sonia Gandhi’s presidentship saying that the Congress would be broken into pieces if any other leader is made the Congress president.
The vociferous slogans rented the air at Congress headquarter demanding continuance of Sonia Gandhi as the party chief.
Meanwhile the CWC meeting could not decide on any other name with the current interim chief continuing to her post for at least, another six months, till the next president probably Rahul Gandhi is made to agree to take the cudgels in his hands. The name of Dr. Manmohan Singh is also taking the rounds.
The senior party leaders former PM Dr. MANMOHAN Singh, A. K. Antony including the Congress CMs etc proposed that the Sonia Gandhi should be allowed to continue for another six months till pressure is exerted on Rahul Gandhi to agree to majority of the leaders’ request to accept the party president ship after six months.
Despite hectic discussions via video conferencing due to the ongoing pandemic, majority of the time was believed to have been consumed in subsiding the political crisis that had cropped up due to the reports in media about Rahul Gandhi allegedly accusing Ghulam Nabi Azad, Kapil Sibal n others to have written the letter to Sonia Gandhi when she was ill, having been admitted in Ganga Ram hospital for treatment unambiguously showing them to be colluding with the BJP.
However, after internal amicable settlement both the leaders Ghulam Nabi n Kapil Sibal had taken back their words like resigning from the party n issuing tweet clarifying his stand by both the leaders.
In this entire exercise while Kapil Sibal has withdrawn his earlier tweet saying n retweeting that since Rahul Gandhi has personally spoken to him clarifying that he didn’t uttered any such thing blaming them to be in collusion with the saffron party he had withdrawn his earlier tweet.
Similarly Ghulam Nabi Azad, the party’s national general secretary who had offered to resign if the charge of his collusion with BJP is proved, has catagorically denied through a tweet saying that no such accusations have been levelled by Rahul Gandhi as it was the Media’s own brainchild etc.
Thus the existing controversy over the leadership issue has temperorily been put to rest with senior party leaders like former PM Manmohan Singh, AK Antony n all the CMs including several other leaders standing outrightly in favour of Sonia Gandhi n Rahul Priyanka, for at least another six months till Rahul is made to agree to take on the Congress leadership.
It may be recalled that since losing in the previous general elections bringing merely 52 seats in parliament, Rahul Gandhi had resigned as party president having not agreed despite umpteen requests from the CWC members.
Just two days ago about twenty three leaders have written to Sonia Gandhi regarding change in leadership in order to revitalise the party by appointing/ electing a full fledged president including dissolution of states n central body with new elections in order to decentralise the functioning of the Congress which according to them had become defunct n weak, annoying Rahul Gandhi n Priyanka with Sonia Gandhi also offering to resign.
There are also speculations about Dr. Manmohan Singh’s name though he is not only overaged but also not in so good health condition.