Congress chief Kamal Nath’s assembly with occasion chief Sonia Gandhi at the moment bolstered speak about his elevation to a prime put up, even working president, of the occasion.
But prime Congress sources mentioned after the assembly that there isn’t any plan to nominate any working Congress president or vice chairman, as speculated.
Organizational elections to select a brand new Congress president and members of the Congress Working Committee are prone to be introduced quickly, mentioned sources, including that the occasion management was not anticipated to make any such announcement throughout this course of.
The sources additionally identified that Kamal Nath is at present Congress chief in Madhya Pradesh and likewise the chief of the state legislature occasion. Last yr , his long-running feud with Jyotiraditya Scindia boiled over and led to his authorities in Madhya Pradesh collapsing after Mr Scindia switched to the BJP, taking a lot of Congress MLAs with him.
Kamal Nath, 74, is likely one of the senior most politicians within the Congress, is near the Gandhis and has working relationship with leaders throughout events. But extra considerably, he has shut ties with members of the “G-23” or the group of 23 “dissenters” within the Congress, who wrote to Sonia Gandhi final yr calling for sweeping modifications, together with collective decision-making and “full- time, seen management”.
Sources say Sonia Gandhi is utilizing Kamal Nath’s abilities to achieve out to the leaders who’ve been upset for a while.
The Congress’s inner elections have been postpone three. In May, the occasion deferred the polls once more on account of a spike in Covid instances within the second wave.
Reports counsel the Congress polls could possibly be held after the monsoon session of parliament.
In January, Rahul Gandhi had mentioned throughout a celebration assembly fraught with arguments: “Once and for all, end it and transfer on.”
The final organizational elections had been held in 1997.
Sonia Gandhi took over as interim president in 2019 after her son Rahul stop the put up over the Congress’s nationwide election drubbing.
Both have dominated themselves out as candidates. Rahul Gandhi has mentioned a non-Gandhi needs to be given an opportunity.