Make Rahul Congress chief again: Delhi unit

(This story originally appeared in on Jan 31, 2021)

NEW DELHI: Delhi Congress on Sunday passed a resolution to make Rahul Gandhi the party president with immediate effect.

Earlier this week, the Congress Working Committee(CWC), the party’s highest policy making body, authorised incumbent chief Sonia Gandhi to schedule the internal elections after the conclusion of assembly polls in five states due to be held in April-May.

“The CWC decided that there will be an elected Congress president by June 2021 at any cost,” AICC general secretary K C Venugopal had said, adding that the little change of schedule depending on the timing of the state elections will be decided soon.

Sonia Gandhi took over as interim Congress president after Rahul Gandhi resigned in the wake of the party’s Lok Sabha debacle in May 2019.

There have been demands from a section of the Congress leaders for having a full-time and active party president and an organisational overhaul.

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