Congress in Delhi on Sunday passed a resolution to make Rahul Gandhi the president of the party with immediate effect. Delhi unit chief Anil Kumar said in the resolution that the Congress party needs a dynamic and powerful leader like Gandhi at the helm considering the disturbed and dangerous political situation in the country. Congress needs Gandhi to lead the party forcefully, to counter the communal, authoritarian and undemocratic forces, trying to take the country on the path of destruction, the resolution stated..
“Rahul ji is the only one who can inspire Congress workers. All his predictions are coming true, from farmers issue to ills of GST. He has shown his leadership ability. So, we passed the resolution to make him Congress president again,” said Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee President Anil Chaudhary.
Earlier this week, the Congress Working Committee(CWC), the party’s highest policy making body, authorized incumbent chief Sonia Gandhi to schedule the internal elections after the conclusion of assembly polls in five states due to be held in April-May.
“The CWC decided that there will be an elected Congress president by June 2021 at any cost,” AICC general secretary K C Venugopal had said, adding that the little change of schedule depending on the timing of the state elections will be decided soon.
Sonia Gandhi had last month met some of these ‘letter-writers’ and discussed the issues raised by them. Sonia had taken over as the interim Congress president in August 2019 after Rahul Gandhi resigned in the wake of the party’s Lok Sabha debacle in May 2019.
There have been demands from a section of the Congress leaders for having a full-time and active party president and an organizational overhaul.