The Congress party is trying to bring all its outraged leaders together on one platform. In a bid to resolve the issues within the party, former president Rahul Gandhi is expected to talk with the 10 dissatisfied leaders who are members of the ‘G-23‘ bloc. Meanwhile, the date of the meeting has not been finalized.
The G-23 leaders had criticised the party for its style of functioning and its leadership after the poor performance in the recently declared five state assembly polls.
In an effort to pacify them, the party president, Sonia Gandhi, was involved in a discussion with the estranged leaders. The upcoming meeting with Rahul Gandhi is a part of the process started by the party president.
Sonia recently talked with Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma amid the ongoing anarchy in the party. She didn’t like meeting Kapil Sibal, who openly demanded that the Gandhi family needed to stay away from the party leadership.
Veteran leader Kamal Nath recently stated that the demands of the G-23 leadership, including holding organisational elections for new presidents, have been accepted and that these leaders do not have any grievances now.
Chinthan Shivir in May
The Chinthan Shivir of the Congress party, aiming for a future strategy to revive the old glory of the party, is likely to be held in May.
The Congress Working Committee will call a meeting soon to finalise the date, time and venue for the Chinthan Shivir. It is expected that the venue will be either in Himachal Pradesh or Gujarat, where assembly elections are due later this year, or in any Congress-ruled state.
The Congress party is looking to do better in the forthcoming polls in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat. The party must unite all of its top leaders on a single platform and devise a concrete strategy for dealing with their political foe.