Under the leadership of interim President Sonia Gandhi, the Congress will hold a ‘Chintan Shivir’ in Udaipur to discuss party organisation and formulate a strategy to challenge the BJP in the upcoming 2024 General Elections.
At the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on March 14, top leaders demanded that Rahul Gandhi take over as President of the Congress.
According to sources, senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury advised Wayanad MP to accept the position of President during the meeting.
“Rahul is ready to consider the position,” sources added. Following that, a proposal was made at the meeting to hold the presidential election in August-September. However, it was later decided that the ongoing procedure would be abandoned.
However, it was decided that the current process could not be postponed.”
Following the defeat in 2019, Rahul Gandhi resigned as Congress president, and Sonia Gandhi assumed the role of interim president.
Discussions and important decisions about the post of Congress president are likely to take place during the next Chintan Shivir, which will be held in Udaipur.
The Chintan Shivir is being held in the aftermath of the party’s humiliation in state assembly elections earlier this year. In the last eight years, the party has suffered several electoral losses. Several prominent members of Congress have resigned.
The next Chintan Shivir will begin on May 13 with Sonia Gandhi’s public address and end on May 14 with Rahul Gandhi’s address.