Cong could organize CWC by end of month to discuss internal issues: sources
NEW DELHI, October 6: The congressional working committee is expected to meet by the end of the month amid calls from several leaders, including those of the G-23 splinter group, to hold internal deliberations on the “unrest” within the party and the multiple desertions that have taken place. take place, sources said on Wednesday.
Although no date has been set, the sources said the CWC, the party’s top decision-making body, could meet this month to discuss internal party issues.
Party sources said Sonia Gandhi had previously indicated that the CWC meeting would be called soon and internal issues would be discussed.
Senior party leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal, who are part of a group of 23 leaders (G-23) seeking an organizational overhaul, have called for a CWC meeting to be called immediately to discuss the internal issues of the party like the wave of party defections and unrest in many state units, including the Punjab.
Azad had also written to party leader Sonia Gandhi in this regard, demanding that the CWC meeting be called. He said the party should welcome the suggestions and not delete them.
Sibal had also recently raised questions about the decision-making process within the party in the absence of a regular president and demanded a dialogue in which all top leaders would be heard.
While Azad and some other G-23 leaders are part of the CWC, Sibal is not.
Congress is also due to elect its new ordinary president and the timing of the elections will likely be discussed at the meeting. (PTI)