Guwahati, August 10, 2019:
The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will meet again at 8pm on Saturday during which it is likely to take a final call on who will be the new party president after Rahul Gandhi’s rejection to reconsider his resignation.
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PA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi left the meeting that was held earlier in the morning from the process saying they cannot be part of the consultations as they were Congress presidents earlier and would not like to influence in any manner.
The session was attended by ex-prime minister Manmohan Singh, party general secretaries Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ahmed Patel, A K Antony, Ghulam Nabi Azad and P Chidambaram, went into a huddle at the All India Congress Committee headquarters here.
The CWC decided to have consultations with leaders from across the country and it was divided into five groups for different regions – northeast, east, north, west and south – after Rahul Gandhi called for wider consultations.
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that the five groups will place their final report before the CWC at 8 pm.
The CWC is yet to accept Rahul Gandhi’s resignation and began its meeting by urging him to continue as party chief. However, Rahul Gandhi made it clear that he will not take back his resignation.
Possibilities of Priyanka Gandhi to be made Congress president are quite high.
On the other hand, Rahul Gandhi has already said the next party chief should be a non-Gandhi.
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