Chidambaram Says New Congress President To Be Elected Soon
The former finance minister said that internal party issues are being addressed and rubbished claims that the Congress is obsessed with Gandhi leadership.
Following the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting yesterday, interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi will continue in her post. Former Union Minister P Chidambaram spoke to a channel about the apparent infighting in the party and the dissent of many leaders against the functioning of the same.
Chidambaram said that an All India Congress Committee (AICC) meeting will happen soon, once the pandemic settles down and a new president will be elected. On being asked about the unrest amongst the leaders in the party and the letter addressed to the Gandhis, the Congress spokesperson said that issues will be sorted out.
In the letter signed by a significant number of Congress leaders, a complete organizational reform and the need for an on-ground working president was stressed upon. According to Chidambaram, Sonia Gandhi also agreed to some weaknesses prevalent in the functioning of the party, which will be addressed with time.
The former finance minister also elaborated that his party is playing the role of the opposition against the Modi government actively, like no other political party.
Talking about the upcoming elections, the Congress loyalist stated that a free and fair election will take place, opposing the general perspective about the obsession with the Gandhi leadership.
Chidambaram also revealed that a seven-hour debate ensued at the CWC meeting yesterday, where 4 of the letter signatories were present, post which a conclusion to look into the matter was reached.
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