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Delhi Congress passes resolution to elect Rahul Gandhi as party president with immediate effect

While the elections for Congress president are proposed in June, the Delhi Congress has passed a resolution to make Rahul Gandhi president of the party with immediate effect and in the process become the first state unit to start the campaign “Rahul Returns”. 

AICC Incharge Shakti Singh Gohil passed a resolution in a meeting consisting of the senior leaders. In a meeting held at PCC Office, the resolution was passed unanimously which was proposed by Delhi Congress Chief Anil Chaudhry.

“In view of the feelings of Congress workers, I propose Anil Kumar, President, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee, that Rahul Gandhi should be made the Congress President again, the country is going through a difficult phase today,” said Chaudhry.

“PM Modi-led government at the Centre has simultaneously attacked the country’s democracy, economy, social and religious fabric. One by one the public institutions failed to discharge their responsibilities. Rahul Gandhi has always warned the country about the imminent threat of the country or as a result three black agricultural laws today,” he added.

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.

The grand old party had said earlier this month that Congress will have an elected president by June 2021. The Congress Working Committee had approved holding the internal election after the assembly polls.

The Central Election Authority had proposed the holding of polls for electing the party president and AICC session on May 29 and the working committee discussed the dates, but authorised Sonia Gandhi to schedule them after the assembly polls.

The CWC had in its earlier meeting decided to hold organisational elections, following a storm in the party in August last year over a letter to Sonia Gandhi by a group of 23 leaders, including Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Bhupinder Hooda, Prithviraj Chavan, Kapil Sibal, Manish Tewari and Mukul Wasnik raising these issues.

Sonia Gandhi had last month met some of these ‘letter-writers’ and discussed the issues raised by them.

There have been demands from a section of the Congress leaders for having a full-time and active party president and an organisational overhaul.

After the resolution was passed, Chaudhary told ANI, being a president of the Delhi Unit he has seen the sentiments of Delhi Congress workers and supporters for Rahul Gandhi that only he can fight against the ruling party, BJP.

 Party Organisational Elections were proposed by its Central Election Authority in May 2020, but later due to Assembly Election slated for the five states, it was proposed by the CWC Members that election should be held after Assembly polls.

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