The Congress had determined to carry elections for the brand new social gathering president on 23 June after a piece of leaders had final yr pressed for an organisational overhaul
New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee unanimously selected Monday to defer the essential election to the put up of social gathering president till the COVID-19 state of affairs within the nation improves, sources stated.
After a piece of leaders had final yr pressed for an organisational overhaul, the Congress had determined to carry elections for the brand new social gathering president by June-end and its central election authority chaired by Madhusudan Mistry proposed 23 June for the train.
The CWC, the apex decision-making physique of the Congress which met within the backdrop of the latest drubbing in 4 meeting polls, thought of the schedule for electing the AICC president ready by the social gathering’s election authority.
However, prime Congress leaders on the assembly have been of the view that holding the election proper now wouldn’t be correct because the coronavirus state of affairs within the nation was very grim, the sources stated.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot proposed that there ought to be no election to the put up of Congress president in view of the COVID-19 state of affairs and senior social gathering chief Ghulam Nabi Azad seconded him.
Azad, a outstanding member of the group of 23 leaders who had demanded organisational elections, stated on the assembly that nobody within the social gathering was looking for an election proper now and it ought to be postponed, the sources stated.
“In view of the nationwide emergent situations prevailing on account of unprecedented Corona pandemic, the CWC was unanimous that each one our energies ought to be channelised in direction of saving each life and serving to each COVID affected individual.
“CWC, therefore, unanimously resolved to defer the elections temporarily in the midst of these challenging times,” stated a decision handed on the assembly.
Mistry had earlier proposed that the election be held on 23 June and relying on 24 June He proposed that the notification for the election be issued on June 1 and nominations be accepted between 2 and seven June.
Asked until when the election has been deferred, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala stated it has been delay briefly until the following two-three months by when the state of affairs is predicted to enhance.
Sonia Gandhi took over because the interim Congress president in August 2019 after Rahul Gandhi resigned within the wake of the social gathering’s Lok Sabha debacle in May 2019.
There have been calls for from a piece of the Congress leaders for having a full-time and energetic social gathering president and an organisational overhaul.
A letter to Sonia Gandhi by a bunch of 23 leaders together with Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Bhupinder Hooda, Prithviraj Chavan, Kapil Sibal, Manish Tewari, and Mukul Wasnik, elevating these points had triggered a storm within the social gathering in August final yr.
The CWC had in its assembly on 22 January determined that the method for electing a Congress president could be accomplished by June-end and had requested Mistry to organize a schedule.