After Rahul Gandhi’s resignation from the post of Congress President, the party is yet to find a new chief. The Congress Working Committee, CWC is going to have an important meeting today. In this meeting, Congress will choose its new president or the search for Rahul Gandhi’s successor will still be prolonged. If sources are to be believed, before the working committee meeting on Friday, in the meeting of state leaders and MPs of the party, all the leaders gave a clear signal to Rahul Gandhi that he will not accept the imposed president.
Sources say that the names of several senior leaders, including Mukul Wasnik, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ashok Gehlot, Sushil Kumar Shinde, are being discussed about the new president of the party. If seen, in the most critical phase of the Congress, even when currently leading the Gandhi family, the party leaders are openly disagreeing with the party line. In such a situation, it can be easily understood how serious the future challenge will be for the new leadership outside the Gandhi family.
It is said that this meeting of Congress leaders held on Friday was called on the issue of Article 370, but in this, the leaders of all the states made clear their intentions regarding the new president. These leaders said that a section of the party is putting forward some names for the new president who are not able to lead the party. Punjab Congress President Sunil Jakhar clearly said that some selfish people are throwing sponsored names in an attempt to sabotage Rahul Gandhi.
If sources are to be believed, there are some names in the race for the post of President, who are the leaders of the industrial houses of Mumbai and they have no basis in the party cadre. After the meeting, these leaders also conveyed their message to Rahul Gandhi. These leaders told Rahul that the party needs competent leadership in the current difficult times and hence they have to play an important role in deciding their successor. According to sources, after this, Rahul assured these leaders that they are like his family and that his views will be taken care of in choosing the new president of Congress.