New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee (CWC) met to decide the date of the Congress president’s election. According to sources, the election of the Congress president will be held on October 17.
The notification for this will be issued on September 22. Nominations for the elections will be held from September 24 to September 30 from 11 am to 3 pm.
Voting will be held in all state offices from 10 am to 4 pm on October 17 and the results will be out after counting on October 19.
The nomination for the congress president’s election will be held at the Congress headquarters. There are more than 9 thousand voters in total. In this meeting held through video conferencing, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi joined from abroad. Apart from these, many leaders including Harish Rawat, Salman Khurshid, Mukul Wasnik, Mallikarjun Kharge, Kumari Selja, Madhusudan Mistry, KC Venugopal, Jairam Ramesh, Ajay Maken, Abhishek Manu Singhvi were present in the Congress office. Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh also attended the meeting virtually.
Anand Sharma was also present in the meeting
Anand Sharma, who is upset with the party, was also present at the CWC meeting. Anand Sharma had met former Rajya Sabha MP Ghulam Nabi Azad, who resigned from the Congress, last evening. According to sources, in the CWC meeting, many leaders have asked former Congress president Rahul Gandhi to become the president of the party again.
Congress to launch Bharat Jodo Yatra
The Congress party is scheduled to launch the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ from Kanyakumari on September 7 under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi. The 148-day yatra will culminate in Kashmir. The five-month journey is scheduled to cover 3,500 km and more than 12 states. The padyatra (march) will cover a distance of 25 km every day.
The padyatra (march) will cover a distance of 25 km every day. It will include padyatras, rallies and public meetings, which will also be attended by senior Congress leaders including Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.