Congress brings back Sonia Gandhi to lead for now

Congress brings back Sonia Gandhi to lead for now”

Sonia Gandhi was back at the helm of the party on Saturday after a day-long marathon meeting of the Congress Working Committee, the party's highest decision making body.

The second resolution talked about how all the Congress leaders again unanimously resolved that Rahul Gandhi should continue as President and after failing to do so requested Sonia Gandhi to become provisional President which she reluctantly agreed to. They left the party office soon after the CWC meet finished.

The 49-year-old Rahul Gandhi, who was seeking to become the fourth member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to become prime minister, quit in July after the latest big loss at the polls in the April-May elections.

As the Congress Working Committee (CWC) prepared to meet again in the evening after its two-hour meeting in the morning, the five sub-groups formed region-wise to choose a successor to Rahul Gandhi in unison came up with his name.

Gandhi reportedly told the CWC that his decision to not withdraw his resignation was final adding that he will continue to work with full force along with Congress leaders and workers to take on the 'might of this government'. "Rahul Gandhi's instinctive moral compass is evident from the manner in which he has taken personal responsibility for the disappointing performance of the party in the 2019 Lok Sabha election, thereby setting new standards of accountability in public life", it said.

Several Congress leaders such Shashi Tharoor have sounded a warning for the party, saying that the delay in selecting the new Congress chief is harming the party. Though veteran leader Mukul Wasnik has emerged as the frontrunner for the post, Mr Gandhi wants broader consultations before a decision is made, sources said.

However, a senior party leader said that the name of a new Congress chief will be finalised on Sunday. Some even told Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to prevail upon Rahul to reconsider his May 25 resignation, the sources said. "Sonia Gandhi also felt that her presence is not required for assimilation of this democratic process so that the democratic process remains transparent and uninfluenced and that is why both of them chose to recuse".

Earlier, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad had said that Sonia Gandhi is the "new Congress President".

Last month in the southern state of Karnataka the defection of more than a dozen legislators from the ruling Congress-led coalition paved the way for Modi's BJP to form a government. "Each and every Congressman and woman looks to him for continued support and guidance", the CWC said.

"Wasnik's name, Scindia and Kharge's names were discussed, but hardly one per cent of party leaders were in agreement".

On the process of how the new leader was elected, Surjewala had said, "Congress Working Committee accordingly divided itself into five groups". With elections in Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Haryana coming up, the party is hoping to resolve the leadership issue quickly and move forward.

Like this



11 August 2019
Apple will now pay hackers up to $1 million for reporting vulnerabilities
Although the $ 1 million may sound mouth-watering, this type of bugs can sell over that price. Imagine paying a mere 1M to avoid a public fiasco where all of your users get owned.

11 August 2019
Pep Guardiola Eyes Immediate Improvement Despite Five-Star Display at West Ham
Last season saw City pound West Ham 4-0 on the road with the Hammers keeping it a closer contest at the Etihad in a 1-0 City win. On 25 minutes, City made the breakthrough and it was a familiar goal that West Ham have been conceding all pre-seaso.

11 August 2019
Scenes from the floods and rescue operations in Kerala
As per official reports, the death toll stands at 19 in Malappuram, 14 in Kozhikode and Wayanad. The districts where a red alert was sounded are; Wayanad, Kannur, and Kasargod.

11 August 2019
Megan Thee Stallion Transforms Into Todoroki Tina on Cover of 'Paper'
The term " hot girl summer " has caught on like wildfire in recent months and has since exploded into the internet's hottest meme. In her caption, the NY rapper hints that she might link up with Megan to celebrate the exciting news.

11 August 2019
Gigi and Bella Hadid Were Robbed in Mykonos
The stars were out celebrating their sister Alana Hadid's birthday at the time when thieves broke in and stole their belongings. Mykonos 2019", Gigi captioned another sibling pic with the fourth Hadid sister, Marielle Hadid (right).

11 August 2019
Microsoft contractors may have heard your translated Skype calls
Skype Translator is an optional feature within Skype explained in this FAQ and use of voice data in Cortana is explained here. Microsoft's statement also argued that it does get permission for collecting and using voice data.

10 August 2019
USA court ruled out Facebook Inc.'s appeal on facial recognition technology
This decision puts both corporations and law enforcement agencies on notice that face surveillance technology poses unique risks to people's privacy and safety.

24 May 2019
Upcoming Online Slot Releases
Look out for Temple of Nugdes! Ancient Fortunes: Zeus Here is one last upcoming game, this time from the prolific Microgaming. This is mixed with a whole bunch of bonus features and extras, making for what will be a very popular game once it goes live.

12 April 2018
New Jersey Looking Towards Sports Betting
New Jersey has demonstrated recently that financial returns from legalising gambling, in particular online gambling can be huge . As of April 2018 New Jersey have spent a massive $7.2M dollars in the fight to legalise sports betting within the state borders.

18 February 2018
How to Write a Good Essay
Most importantly, you have to persuade a reader that what you research about is actual issue. ❏ Define the aim of your research. You get further insight into this problem thanks to , a reliable company that provides academic writing services.