Almost eight hours of turmoil at the Congress Working Committee(CWC) on Monday ended up with the senior leaders unanimously going with Sonia Gandhi as the interim president for few more months. While the party chief made the offer to quit in a reply to the letter shot by 23 dissident leaders over the leadership crisis, the efforts seem to fail.
By the end of the meeting, it was also decided that the new Congress chief will be elected within the next six months. All the senior leaders who raised concerns over the leadership crisis welcomed the decision while Chidambaram suggested holding of virtual AICC session to start the process of holding elections for new party chief.
Confirming the resolution taken by the members, Sonia Gandhi in her concluding remarks at CWC said-“We are a large family, we have differences on many occasions but in the end, we come together as one. The need of the hour is to fight for the cause of the people and forces that are failing this country.”
She also added that she was hurt by the series of events but chose to consider it as a part and parcel of working as a team. Discursively referring to the signatories to the letter, Sonia stated that she has no ill-will towards anyone in the party.
Followed by Sonia Gandhi making her ‘quits’ decision official, a series of events in Congress Working Committee (CWC) Meeting on Monday grabbed the nation’s attention with senior leaders turning furious.
The meeting soon turned into a Rahul versus senior leaders, as the young leader openly made sensational remarks over the 23 dissident leaders, who had written to interim chief Sonia Gandhi on the leadership crisis.
Further heating up the situations, Rahul alleged that the respective leader colluded with BJP. High drama unfolded while irked senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad offered to quit if the charges were proven. However, things soon cleared out with the leaders persuading the supremo to take back the charge.