After CWC meet, few leaders met at Azad's house to discuss Congress resolution to keep Sonia Gandhi as chief
Following the high drama at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meet that went on for about 7 hours on Monday, a group of senior Congress leaders who wrote the controversial letter, including Shashi Tharoor and Kapil Sibal, met at the residence of Ghulam Nabi Azad.
Following the CWC meet and a press conference by Congress, some senior Congress leaders met at the residence of senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad. The heated CWC meet on Monday debated their letter to the party's interim chief Sonia Gandhi in which the leaders sought urgent organizational reforms.
Sources have said that this meeting was also attended by Mukul Wasnik and Manish Tewari, along with some other signatories of the letter who were present in the national capital.
As per reports, the leaders discussed the resolution passed at the CWC meeting, which urged Sonia Gandhi to continue as its interim chief till an AICC session can be convened and authorized her to effect necessary organizational changes to deal with the challenges facing the party.
None of the leaders agreed to comment on their deliberations, which took place soon after the CWC meet ended. Only a few of the 23 signatories are part of the CWC.
Congress Working Committee on Monday decided that Sonia Gandhi will continue as the party's interim president and effect necessary organizational changes while an AICC session will be called at the earliest to start the process of electing a new chief.
Ahead of the start of the CWC meeting, Sonia Gandhi offered to quit in wake of the letter written by the 23 top leaders of the party. The leaders had demanded sweeping organizational reforms, a collective leadership, and an "active, full-time and visible" president.
In her concluding remarks, Sonia Gandhi agreed to continue but said this arrangement cannot remain "open-ended
", as the new party chief has to be selected soon.