Congress leadership crisis CWC likely to meet to decide on interim President

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first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 14:20 IST The Congress is facing its worst leadership crisis in recent times after Rahul Gandhi quit as President.(Image: PTI)HIGHLIGHTSCWC is likely to meet next week to decide on an interim PresidentMany old guards of the Congress have urged Sonia Gandhi to take charge of the post temporarilyThe party source said that Wasnik appeared to fit the billThe leadership crisis in the Congress could end in the coming days with the Congress Working Committee (CWC) likely to meet next week to decide on an interim President, party sources said on Friday.A senior party source told IANS that a date will be decided in the coming days on when the CWC, the party’s top decision making body, was likely to meet.The Congress is facing its worst leadership crisis in recent times after Rahul Gandhi quit as President following the party’s debacle in the general elections.Amid the lingering leadership vacuum, many old guards of the Congress have urged UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi to take charge of the post temporarily. But she has reportedly turned down the requests citing her poor health.Names of several senior leaders for the post of working President are doing the rounds. These include Mukul Wasnik, Mallikarjun Kharge, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sushil Kumar Shinde.Scindia has, however, said he was not in the race for the top post.The party source said that Wasnik appeared to fit the bill as he was only 59 years old and a Dalit at that.Also read | Congress asks Karnataka rebel MLAs to vote for coalition, threatens anti-defection lawAlso read | Gehlot no longer has a Pilot? Infighting intensifies within Rajasthan CongressAlso watch | Leaderless Congress headed towards self-destruction?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnumika Bahukhandi Tags :Follow CWCFollow congressFollow Rahul GandhiFollow Congress interim President Congress leadership crisis: CWC likely to meet to decide on interim PresidentThe Congress is facing its worst leadership crisis in recent times after Rahul Gandhi quit as President following the party’s debacle in the general elections.advertisement Nextlast_img



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