The Congress is expected to have a full-time president later next year. The election for the same will be held in September 2022, sources close to the party said. In today's meeting, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot proposed that Rahul Gandhi should become the president and it was endorsed by all members of CWC, including G -23 members. According to sources, the election process for the party president will be done by September 2022.
Recalling that the Congress had finalised a roadmap for electing a regular Congress chief by June 30 but that deadline was extended indefinitely due to Covid second wave, Sonia Gandhi in CWC meet said that today was the occasion for bringing clarity once and for all on the issue of the organisational polls.
A schedule for full-fledged organizational elections had been put before the CWC members, she said.
According to the Congress organization election schedule - the membership drive will begin from November 1, the date of nomination for the post of chairman will be between April 1-31, and the election of CWC members will be held from August 21-September 21, 2022. And finally, a new president will be elected by October 31, 2022.
The senior leader without mincing any word cleared that she is the 'full-time and hands-on Congress president.' "I am, if you will allow me to say so, a full-time and hands-on Congress president," Gandhi said, which is seen by many as a response to Sibal's comments last month.
Sonia Gandhi, former chief Rahul Gandhi, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress chief ministers Ashok Gehlot of Rajasthan, Bhupesh Baghel of Chhattisgarh and Charanjit Channi of Punjab attended the meeting.
Senior leaders and G23 leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma were among those present at the meeting at the All India Congress Committee headquarters.