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CWC meeting Updates: Sonia Gandhi has no ill-will against dissenters, says Randeep Surjewala

CWC Meeting meeting Updates: 'Sonia Gandhi has never kept a grudge against anyone and never will. In her concluding remarks, she has said that he has no ill will against those who have written the letter requesting a change in party structure and leadership,' said Randeep Singh Surjewala.

FP Staff August 24, 2020 22:00:46 IST
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CWC meeting Updates: Sonia Gandhi has no ill-will against dissenters, says Randeep Surjewala

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Aug 24, 2020 - 21:49 (IST)

Assam Congress wants Rahul Gandhi as party president

The Congress' Assam unit on Monday said that it wants senior leader Rahul Gandhi as the party's national president as soon as the interim chief Sonia
Gandhi demits the office.Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) chief Ripun Bora said that all members of the party want a permanent president as early as possible. "The APCC and lakhs of party members of Assam want that Rahul Gandhi should come back (as president). We want a consensus decision and it should be taken at the earliest possible time. I also believe that nobody will dispute if Rahul Gandhi becomes the president again," Bora said.  However, if he does not want to be the president, "we have to find a new face," the Rajya Sabha MP told PTI.

Aug 24, 2020 - 21:23 (IST)

Rahul Gandhi obsessed with BJP, says Bhupender Yadav

The BJP took aim at Rahul Gandhi over his purported remarks that the letter by over 20 Congress leaders seeking changes in the organisation will help the ruling party, saying he is "obsessed" with the saffron party and that "one's destruction is near when one stops using his own mind".  "So obsessed is Rahul Gandhi with the BJP that he is beginning to see Congress' veteran leaders as those working in 'collusion' with BJP. Someone rightly said when one's destruction is near, one stops using his own mind," BJP general secretary Bhupender Yadav said. The Congress has denied that Rahul Gandhi, its former president, had accused any party leader of "colluding" with the BJP during the CWC meeting.

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Aug 24, 2020 - 20:31 (IST)

Congress CWC meeting today Latest Updates

Goa Congress welcomes CWC resolution

 
Goa Congress welcomed the (CWC) resolution urging Sonia Gandhi to continue as its interim chief till an AICC session can be convened."The Goa Congress welcomes the CWC's decision urging Sonia Gandhi to continue leading the party as she has the capacity to take along everyone and guide the party," Goa
Pradesh Congress Committee chief Girish Chodankar said in a statement. He stated that the party should collectively support Rahul Gandhi "who is fighting single-handedly against the mismanagement of economy, COVID-19 and attack on the democracy".
 
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Aug 24, 2020 - 20:14 (IST)

Sibal, Tharoor reach Azad's residence

Congress leaders Manish Tewari, Shashi Tharoor and Kapil Sibal arrived at residence of Ghulam Nabi Azad in Delhi. 

Aug 24, 2020 - 20:00 (IST)

Congress CWC meeting today Latest Updates

Amarinder Singh welcomes CWC resolution

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh welcomed the unanimous resolution passed by the Congress Working Committee (CWC), asking Sonia Gandhi to continue as party president till the next AICC session, reports News18. He also urged her to take any decisions required , including necessary organisational changes that she may deem appropriate.

Aug 24, 2020 - 19:33 (IST)

Congress CWC meeting today Latest Updates

Sonia Gandhi has no ill will against dissenters, says Surjewala

"Sonia Gandhi has never kept a grudge against anyone and never will. In her concluding remarks, she has said that he has no ill will against those who have written the letter requesting a change in party structure and leadership, she just says that any dissent should be raised in the party fora," said Randeep Surjewala.

Aug 24, 2020 - 19:26 (IST)

Congress CWC meeting today Latest Updates

CWC authorises Congress chief to effect necessary organisational changes

"The CWC authorises the Congress President to affect necessary organisational changes that she may deem appropriate to take on the challenges listed above.
In the light of the above deliberations and conclusions, the CWC unanimously requests Sonia Gandhi to continue to lead the Indian National Congress until such time as circumstances will permit an AICC session to be convened," said  Congress leader KC Venugopal 

Aug 24, 2020 - 19:19 (IST)

Congress CWC meeting today Latest Updates

CWC urges members to raise issues only on party fora

"The CWC urges and advises all concerned to raise such issues only in party fora in the interest of propriety and discipline," says Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala

Aug 24, 2020 - 19:17 (IST)

CWC stands by Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, says Surjewala

The CWC resolves to strengthen the hands of its leaders Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, said Surdeep Singh Surjewala.It firmly states that no one will be given a chance to weaken the party or undermine, especially at a time when democratic rights are under assault under the BJP government.

Aug 24, 2020 - 19:11 (IST)

Congress CWC meeting today Latest Updates

 

Party's internal issues cannot be discussed in public, says CWC

Congress leader KC Venugopal says, "CWC unanimously decides to strengthen the hands of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. The voices of our two leaders have inspired generations. The CWC notes that inner party issues can not be discussed to media and public forum."  

CWC Meeting LATEST Updates: "Sonia Gandhi has never kept a grudge against anyone and never will. In her concluding remarks, she has said that he has no ill will against those who have written the letter requesting a change in party structure and leadership," said Randeep Singh Surjewala.

The CWC in its resolution authorised the Congress President to affect necessary organisational changes that she may deem appropriate  and urged her to continue as the interim chief till the next AICC session.

The CWC has drawn to an end after nearly seven hours, said reports. Although the Congress has not released its resolution, reports indicate that Sonia Gandhi is likely to continue as the Congress interim president till the next AICC meeting.

Ghulam Nabi Azad took to Twitter to clarify that Rahul Gandhi never said that the letter of dissent was written at the behest of the BJP.

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel said during the CWC meet that Rahul Gandhi should be elevated to the post of the party chief, which he stepped down from last year.

Kapil Sibal, who responded to Rahul Gandhi after the latter's alleged collusion with BJP" remark at the CWC meet, has now deleted the tweet, clarifying that the former Congress president never made the remarks.

Defending Rahul Gandhi after Kapil Sibal's tweet, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala appealed against spreading "false media discourse" and stressed on the importance of "fighting the draconian Modi rule".

Amid a debate over the leadership issue, top Congress leaders are holding a meet in New Delhi through video-conferencing on Monday to discuss the matter.

"A meeting of the Congress Working Committee will be held on Monday, the 24 August, 2020 at 11.00 am via video conferencing," AICC general secretary KC Venugopal had said in a tweet.

All permanent and special invitees to the CWC were invited to the meeting, where the leadership issue is also likely to be discussed, besides the current political situation in the country.

There has been a clamour within a section of Congressmen for Rahul Gandhi to take over as the president of the grand old party again.

The CWC meet comes close on the heels of Congress president Sonia Gandhi completing a year as the interim party chief, a post she accepted last year after her son Rahul Gandhi stepped down.

A debate is again raging in the Congress over the uncertainty related to its leadership.

In an official media briefing two days ago, the Congress said its workers across the country want Rahul Gandhi to take charge of the party.

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