Year after Rahul Gandhi resigned as Congress president, election is still unlikely

It was in July final 12 months that Rahul Gandhi stop because the Congress president with out ready for election of a brand new social gathering chief. A month later – in August 2019, Sonia Gandhi got here again as “Interim” president of the Congress.

It was a dramatic transition that was set in movement by the second successive rout of the Congress social gathering within the Lok Sabha election. The Congress, hoping to convey down the Narendra Modi authorities, may win solely 52 seats within the 543-member Lok Sabha. Rahul Gandhi, as Congress president, misplaced from household bastion of Amethi and entered the Lok Sabha as Wayanad MP.

Rahul Gandhi resigned however not earlier than releasing a four-page letter on Twitter on July three final 12 months hitting out extra on the senior Congress leaders and the BJP-RSS mix.

His letter revealed that he had truthful concept that his battle in opposition to the Modi wave backed with the election-winning machine of the BJP was all the time a determined battle in opposition to him. His letter learn, “I fought as a result of I like India. And, I fought to defend the beliefs India was constructed upon. At instances, I stood utterly alone and am extraordinarily happy with it.”

To recall the context, Rahul Gandhi blasted out on the senior Congress leaders at a Congress Working Committee (CWC) assembly held in Might, when he stated the social gathering veterans positioned the pursuits of their sons above the social gathering.

In one other CWC assembly in August, the identical Congress veterans rallied round and introduced Sonia Gandhi again because the Congress president. This was one resolution that Rahul Gandhi had forbidden the Congress social gathering from reaching at in his resignation letter.

Given the general public opposition by Rahul Gandhi that no member from the Gandhi household ought to succeed him because the Congress president pressured Sonia Gandhi to make the Congress’s unanimous decision point out that she can be the social gathering chief solely until the subsequent president shouldn’t be elected.

The election to the Congress president’s workplace was to be held “as quickly as doable”. However as soon as Sonia Gandhi returned to the place, the Congress didn’t appear to be in any hurry.

Most Congress leaders are ready for Rahul Gandhi to make up his thoughts once more for a similar job within the social gathering. Rahul Gandhi, nonetheless, is known to haven’t modified his concepts about how ought to the Congress go ahead. He has reportedly not agreed to return with out an overhauling of the Congress system and an election.

For an election to happen, the Congress has to tell the Election Fee of India (ECI). It has not carried out so but. Then all Pradesh Congress Committees must take part within the course of. However the ground-level political work has nearly stopped resulting from prevailing coronavirus state of affairs within the nation.

An election to Congress president’s workplace is unlikely till coronavirus state of affairs improves or Rahul Gandhi modifications his thoughts – this can make electing the subsequent Congress president simple in digital course of.

The opposite various to the Congress is saying an extension of Sonia Gandhi because the social gathering president. The facility lies with the All India Congress Committee (AICC) which has some 2,00zero members however the energy to take that call lies in a handful of leaders having ear of the social gathering high-command.

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