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Congress likely to elect new president in January

Sonia Gandhi, who has been the interim president of the party since August 2019, had offered to resign and asked the CWC to start the process to find a new chief, but many leaders urged her to continue until such time as the new president is elected

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Updated: Aug 26, 2020 10:14 IST

The Congress party is likely to call its All India Congress Committee (AICC) session as early as January next year to elect its new president, two senior party leaders involved in the matter told HT.

At the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Monday, a section of the leaders had initially suggested that the session be held within a year, but party leader Rahul Gandhi and many others preferred holding it in the next six months.

A January schedule for this mammoth organisational exercise also suits the party, as there would be no major elections round the corner after this year’s Bihar assembly poll. In 2021, elections for five assemblies—Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry—are slated in April, providing enough time for the Congress to come up with a rejigged team headed by a new leader.

Sonia Gandhi, who has been the interim president of the party since August 2019, had offered to resign and asked the CWC to start the process to find a new chief, but amid heated debate over a letter signed by 23 senior leaders seeking major changes in the functioning of the Congress, many leaders, including former Prime…

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