Sources associated with the party say that Priyanka Gandhi may also offer to resign in this meeting. Because Priyanka Gandhi is not only the national general secretary of the party but was at the forefront of the election campaign in Uttar Pradesh.
After the crushing defeat in five states, the Congress is now introspecting. Congress Working Committee meeting is to be held from 4 pm today. It is being speculated that in this meeting, Sonia Gandhi will offer her resignation. Senior Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge or Mukul Wasnik could be made the party’s working president for the time being if there is a consensus on Sonia Gandhi’s offer to resign as interim president. There is also talk that after the worst performance in the history of Congress in Uttar Pradesh, the party’s national general secretary Priyanka Gandhi may also offer to resign from her post.
The continuous defeat of the Congress in the last few elections has continuously raised question marks on the Congress leadership. These question marks have been raised not only on the party leadership but on their policies, strategies and entire functioning. The Congress high command is convening an emergency meeting of the Congress Working Committee at 4 pm on Sunday after the humiliating defeat in the 2022 assembly elections in five states. Sources associated with the party say that before the meeting, discussions are being held that Sonia Gandhi may resign from the post of interim president.
Senior party leaders say that many senior Congress office-bearers are not in favor of Sonia Gandhi resigning. Because in the next few months, the election of the full-time president of the party is fixed. However, reliable sources of the party and a senior leader with a special connection to the Gandhi family say that there has also been talk of appointing Mallikarjun Kharge or Mukul Wasnik as interim president from the high command itself. It is being speculated that if Sonia Gandhi’s resignation is accepted in the meeting to be held at 4 pm on Sunday, then either Kharge or Wasnik may be given the reins of the party till the next full-time president is elected.
Sources associated with the party say that Priyanka Gandhi may also offer to resign in this meeting. Because Priyanka Gandhi is not only the national general secretary of the party but was at the forefront of the election campaign in Uttar Pradesh. An angry party leader says that Priyanka Gandhi’s policies and strategies did not stand anywhere in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections and the Congress reached Uttar Pradesh with its worst ever performance in its history. A major angry section of the party has been continuously raising questions on Priyanka Gandhi’s contesting strategy in Uttar Pradesh and the ticket distribution process. In such a situation, it is being speculated that Priyanka Gandhi may also offer to resign in the meeting to be held on Sunday evening. In fact, Priyanka Gandhi worked hard this time in Uttar Pradesh, but the results that came were the most disappointing in the history of Congress.
Sources related to the party tell that because the election of the full-time president of the Congress is to be held very soon, in such a way, any kind of reshuffle will not make any difference at the moment. Although he definitely says that the performance of the Congress for some time now has raised big questions on the Gandhi family and their leadership. The said party leader says that the decision taken by the party leadership in Punjab has not only proved to be suicidal, but it seems that the party deliberately created such a situation in Punjab that only the Congress leaders keep fighting among themselves. In Haryana, former Congress minister and senior leader Karan Dalal says that Congress does not fight with other parties in the field. They say that Congress keeps fighting with its own people. On the defeat in the assembly elections held in five states, senior Congress leader Manish Tewari questioned Rahul Gandhi, saying that only Rahul Gandhi will give the full answer to this defeat.
A strong leader of the Congress party and former Union Minister says that there are elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in the coming few days. After that, in 2023 also, assembly elections are to be held in many states. The former Union Minister says that if the Congress does not change its position, then a very big question will arise on the very existence of the party. He says that whatever decision the party will have to take, keeping in mind the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and the assembly elections of different states to be held in the meantime, as well as the 2027 assembly elections and 2029 Lok Sabha elections. and strengthen the team