Congress Working Committee is likely to decide new president next week
Ten days after Rahul Gandhi resigned as party president, the Congress has yet to decide to schedule a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) to decide new president.
According to sources in the party on Friday indicated that it could take place next week once there is clarity on the Karnataka political situation.
Several party leaders, including Karan Singh and Janardan Dwivedi, had questioned the delay as well the procedure of finding a replacement for Mr. Gandhi.
The party sources said senior leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ahmed Patel, Mukul Wasnik and Anand Sharma, who have held several meetings and reached out to other senior leaders and Congress Chief Ministers, have asked colleagues to give names in closed envelopes.
The most popular names would be shortlisted after consulting other senior leaders, including Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) chairperson Sonia Gandhi and eventually forwarded to the CWC. But Mr. Dwivedi, former head of organizational matters in the party, had questioned the procedure.