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CWC to meet on Sunday to plan election of new Party president

Congress likely to select a family loyalist, as Rahul Gandhi has refused to be president again

New Delhi: A meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) will be held on Sunday to approve the schedule of the election for the next Congress president, party General Secretary KC Venugopal said here on Wednesday.
“A virtual meeting of the CWC will be held on the 28th August, 2022 at 3:30 pm, to approve the exact schedule of dates for the election of the Congress President. Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi will preside over the CWC meeting,” Venugopal said.
The schedule of the election for the Congress president is likely to be out next week.
According to party insiders, Sonia Gandhi does not want to continue on the post. While Congress leaders have repeatedly dodged questions on whether Rahul Gandhi would take over as the next Congress President, there is also a possibility of a non-Gandhi taking over the post.
Speculations are rife over who might be in the list of contenders for the top post. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is among the names making the rounds. The senior Congress leader had also met Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday morning, before she left for a tour abroad.
Gehlot, who was in Gujarat today, said no one knows what would be the decision.
“There are reports in the media, but no one knows what will happen. Sonia ji has gone out of the country today, we met her ahead of coming here to Gujarat,” he said.
“As long as there is an official decision we should not speculate,” he said. (UNI)

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