New Delhi: Elections for appointing a full-time Congress president will be held in September 2022, as per information from the source. Congress Working Committee (CWC) the party's highest decision-making body - met on Saturday to discuss issues like party leadership, and finalise the schedule for a membership drive.
Sonia Gandhi has been serving as the interim chief of the party ever since Rahul Gandhi tendered his resignation from the post following Congress' terrible performance in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Gandhi asserted that every member of the party wants a revival of the Congress, but that requires unity and keeping the party's interests paramount. "Above all, it requires self-control and discipline," she said in her opening remarks.
Recalling that CWC has finalised a roadmap for electing a regular President by June 30, Gandhi said, "But the second wave of coronavirus overtook the country and this deadline was extended indefinitely by the CWC in its meeting held on May 10, 2021."
The CWC meeting was attended by Ex-chief Rahul Gandhi, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi, Congress chief ministers Ashok Gehlot of Rajasthan, Bhupesh Baghel of Chhattisgarh and Charanjit Channi of Punjab. Ashok Gehlot proposed in the CWC meet that Rahul Gandhi should lead Congress which was supported by all members of the Congress Working Committee.