'President Post not vacant in Congress..,' Ghulam Nabi's big statement after meeting Sonia Gandhi
'President Post not vacant in Congress..,' Ghulam Nabi's big statement after meeting Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: Veteran Congress leader and member of dissident faction G-23 Ghulam Nabi Azad met interim president Sonia Gandhi on Friday (March 18) amid ongoing infighting within the party. This was the second meeting between the Gandhi family and the rebel leaders of the G-23 to brainstorm on ways to reform the Congress. At the same time, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) met on March 14 and brainstormed on the party's poor performance in the recently concluded assembly elections in five states.

During the meeting that lasted for about an hour, Azad reportedly proposed to hold elections to the Congress Working Committee (CWC), make the Central Election Committee (CEC) an elected entity and revive the inactive parliamentary board. Speaking to the media after meeting Sonia Gandhi, Azad said the post of Congress president was "not vacant" and the CWC had decided to hold elections for the Congress president in August-September. Let me tell you that Azad is a member of the CWC.

He further said, "The meeting with the Congress president was good. We keep meeting the party chief and she meets leaders regularly. The CWC met recently and suggestions were given to strengthen the party. I also made some suggestions. That's why I have repeated those suggestions. Overall, the upcoming assembly elections were discussed. Suggestions for reforms in the party cannot be made publicly. There is no vacancy for the Congress President as of now. Sonia Gandhi offered to resign, but we rejected it.''

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