The Congress will soon decide on convening a session of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) to elect a new party president. Congress sources gave this information on Friday. Senior Congress leaders are expected to meet next week to discuss the issue of convening the session of the All India Congress Committee. It is to be known that, taking responsibility of the party’s crushing defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi resigned as the President in July 2019, since then the post of Party President is vacant.
Though Sonia Gandhi took charge as the party’s interim president from August 2019 after Rahul’s resignation, senior leaders have been raising voices from time to time on the issue of being elected a full-time president. In the past, 23 party leaders wrote a letter to Sonia Gandhi, requesting a radical change in the party. The leaders demanded a change from the grassroots level in the Congress to the Congress Working Committee. The Congress President has not been elected yet, despite these senior leaders of the party putting forth their views on the president.