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Congress calls CWC meeting on August 10, decision on Rahul Gandhi’s successor likely

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 04 August 2019, 02:15 PM
Finding Rahul Gandhi's successor is likely to top the agenda when the party's top brass meets at the AICC headquarters. (File Photo: PTI)
Finding Rahul Gandhi's successor is likely to top the agenda when the party's top brass meets at the AICC headquarters. (File Photo: PTI)

Amid ongoing leadership crisis, the Congress Working Committee, the top decision-making body of the grand old party, will meet on August 10. According to reports, finding Rahul Gandhi's successor is likely to top the agenda when the party's top brass meets at the AICC headquarters.

The party had said last week that the Congress Working Committee will meet after the current session of Parliament that ends next Wednesday.

"It has been decided to hold the next Congress Working Committee Meeting on Saturday, 10th of August, 11 AM at AICC," Congress general secretary organisation KC Venugopal tweeted.

Meanwhile, veteran leader Karan Singh has said that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be a "unifying force" and will enthuse cadres if she takes on the mantle of party president.

In an interview to PTI, Singh agreed with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor's views aired recently that a young leader will be more suitable as a replacement of Rahul Gandhi.

"Baffled" over the "state of indecision" in the party, Singh on Saturday said there are some very senior people in the Congress Working Committee (CWC) and they should have come together earlier and done something about the situation arising out of Rahul Gandhi's resignation.

Asked about growing voices within the Congress calling for Priyanka Gandhi to take over as party chief, Karan Singh said it has to be her decision and if she agrees to take up the responsibility, he will welcome it.

She has to take a decision and can't be bulldozed into taking up the party presidency, the 88-year-old leader said.

First Published: Sunday, August 04, 2019 02:15 PM

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