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Taking responsibility after the 2019 defeat, Rahul Gandhi resigned from the post of party president. They wanted everyone to resign from their posts but that did not happen. Then Rahul proposed to make him a non-Congress president. But when no name was agreed upon, Sonia was made the interim president.
Interim President of Congress to strategize to overcome continuous defeat Sonia Gandhi (Sonia Gandhi) The Congress is going to organize a Chintan Shivir, under the leadership of which an action plan will be prepared to take on the Modi government for the 2024 elections. But after the Chintan Shivir, there has been a debate on who will lead the Congress in August-September, on the other hand, the big leaders of the party have again demanded from Rahul to take over the post of party president in the Congress Working Committee meeting.
According to sources, in the recently held Congress Working Committee meeting, party leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury told Rahul that Chintan Shivir has its place, but first you accept the post of president. After this many other leaders also put pressure on Rahul Gandhi for this. In the end, Rahul had to say that okay, I am ready to seriously consider it. After this, a proposal came in the meeting to hold the election of the President of August-September first, but then it was decided that the ongoing process could not be done technically earlier.
Preparations are also underway to hand over the command of party president to Rahul.
Actually, after the defeat of 2019, Rahul resigned from the post of party president, taking responsibility. Rahul wanted everyone to resign from their posts but that did not happen. Then Rahul proposed to make him a non-Congress president. But when no name was agreed upon, Sonia was made the interim president. Now the Chintan Shivir is being held in terms of 2024, but preparations are also going on to hand over the command of the party president to Rahul.
Sonia Gandhi wants Rahul to take over the reins of the party
According to sources, Rahul was not ready to take the post of President, he believes that, not only the post, the entire system of the party, every appointment should be according to him. Other seniors including Sonia give advice, don’t veto. Meanwhile, PK also advised to keep the post of party president with the Gandhi family. After which it has become a common opinion that the leadership of the party should be in the hands of Gandhi family, if Rahul does not agree, then Sonia should take charge. But at this stage of age, Sonia is taking responsibility only out of compulsion. She wants Rahul to take charge. That is why all the leaders of the party are constantly putting pressure on Rahul and advocating to give him a free hand.
Rahul does not want him to be elected unopposed like in 2017
Perhaps that is why in the Chintan Shivir, preparations are also being made to take the desired decisions of Rahul by keeping Sonia’s face in front. If sources close to Rahul are to be believed, Rahul wants elections for the post of party president. He does not want that he should be elected unopposed like in 2017. But after the hold of the Gandhi family in the organization and the nomination of the President from the Gandhi family, who will file the Congress nomination? This is a pertinent question. Or someone will be prepared for a friendly fight, it is still in the trough of the future. But it is certain that the voice raised in the meeting of the Working Committee is going to resonate loudly even in the Chintan Shivir. Amidst the slogans of Rahul-Rahul, the demand to make him the president and accept him for the post is sure to arise.
Chintan Shivir starting from May 13
By the way, in the Chintan Shivir starting from 13th, the opening speech will be of Sonia Gandhi, then the last day will be the speech of important Rahul Gandhi on 15th. Later, as Speaker, instead of giving a big speech technically, Sonia will only do a vote of thanks. That is, even though the party is not saying anything clearly about the post of president, but after Sonia, the party is in the hands of Rahul in future, there should be no doubt about it.
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