Congress to Get Elected Party Chief by June: KC Venugopal

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The organisational election proposal was endorsed by party members including the leaders who wrote a letter earlier to the party interim president urging for organisational elections.

Clarion India

NEW DELHI — The much-awaited organisational elections, including the post of Congress Party President, are likely to be held in May this year and the party will have an ‘elected’ party President by June.

The Congress Working Committee (CWC), chaired by the party interim president Sonia Gandhi on Friday discussed the schedule and modalities for the organisational elections.

According to the report, Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal read out the schedule sent by party’s Central Election Authority to Sonia Gandhi in which it was proposed that elections should be held in May after the conclusion of Assembly polls.

The proposal was endorsed by party members including the leaders who wrote a letter earlier to the party interim president urging for organisational elections.

Addressing a press conference after the meeting that went on for three-and-a-half hours, Venugopal said: “The CWC discussed the organisational elections slated to be held in May. But CWC members unanimously requested interim chief Sonia Gandhi that the party elections should not interfere with Assembly polls in several states in the coming months.”

He said that the CWC members thereby requested for rescheduling of the organisational elections. “Finally, the CWC decided that an elected party President will be on the post in June 2021 at any cost,” Venugopal said.

The Central Election Authority of the Congress had earlier submitted a note to interim party President Sonia Gandhi that they were ready for the elections.

(With agency inputs)

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