Nagpur: The Congress party on Sunday after a four and a half meeting announced that Sonia Gandhi will remain the party chief. The meeting was held after the grand-old party lost in all four states in Assembly elections 2022.
Earlier, there were reports speculating that the Gandhis will be resigning from the party. However, senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, “Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi said that she along with her family members Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are ready to sacrifice for the party, but we all rejected this.”
More than 50 leaders were present in the meeting, a number surpassing the combined strength of Congress MLAs and MPs from the five states—Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Punjab.
The dynasty party in a statement said, “The CWC unanimously reaffirms its faith in the leadership of Smt. Sonia Gandhi and requests the Congress President to lead from the front, address the organisational weaknesses, effect necessary & comprehensive organisational changes in order to take on the political challenges.” Congress also said it will hold a brainstorming session to focus on the organsational elections after the budget session ends in the parliament.
There has been criticism that Rahul Gandhi who doesn’t hold any official position after stepping down as the party chief is the reason why Congress has been losing their ground. Rajasthan chief minister and senior party leader Ashok Gehlot rooted for RaGa as the Congress chief and said, “For the last three decades, nobody from the Gandhi family became a PM or a minister. It is significant to understand that the Gandhi family is important for Congress’ unity.”