2 October 2022

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New Congress President to be elected on October 17

The CWC meeting was presided by Congress President Sonia Gandhi , which she attended virtually as she is travelling abroad for health checks.

Ankur Chatterjee: The Congress Working Committee, which is Congress’s highest decision-making body, declared today that the much-awaited election of its new President will take place on October 17, with voting taking place two days later, on October 19. The nomination period will begin on September 24 and end on September 30.

The CWC meeting was presided by Congress President Sonia Gandhi , which she attended virtually as she is travelling abroad for health checks.

The meeting comes only few days after the party’s G-23 dissident and former veteran Ghulam Nabi Azad resigned from his positions, blasting Rahul Gandhi for “childish behaviour,” “glaring immaturity,” and allowing a “coterie of inexperienced sycophants” to lead the party. In his letter to Sonia Gandhi, he also criticised Rahul Gandhi for “demolishing the party’s entire consultative mechanism”.

The election will be announced on September 22, and candidates will have until October 8 to take their nominations back.

The Congress Working Committee also reiterated its dedication to making the “Mehangai Par Halla Bol” rally in Delhi on September 4 and the “Bharat Jodo Yatra” from Kanyakumari on September 7 a “resounding success” journey.

In the aftermath of a string of high-profile resignations, including those of Kapil Sibal and Ashwani Kumar, the Congress has begun to deflect the latest blow by claiming that Azad’s DNA had been “Modi-fied” and they have linked his resignation to the end of his Rajya Sabha tenure.

The Congress announced in October of last year that the new party president would be elected between August 21 and September 20 of this year.

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