A crucial meeting of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and a few dissenters from the cluster of twenty-three, with the exception of different senior leaders, began on Sat morning with associate degree aim to finish the continued crisis within the party and discuss steps required to strengthen the organization within the wake of series of electoral setbacks.
Ghulam Nabi Azad, leader of the Opposition within the Rajya Sabha and one in every of the twenty-three Congress leaders UN agency wrote to Gandhi earlier this year seeking a whole overhaul of the organization yet as internal elections from prime to bottom, and another communicator, Anand Sharma, reached the ten Janpath residence of the party chief for the meeting.
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and state Congress president Kamal Nath, and senior leaders Ambika Soni, Alaska Mark Antony, and P Chidambaram were conjointly attending the meeting.
Former Union ministers and letter writers Shashi Tharoor and Manish Tewari, former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda (a part of the cluster of twenty-three leaders), the Congress general secretary in charge of geographical region, Harish Rawat, and also the party’s interim financial officer, Pawan Kumar Bansal, too, reached Gandhi’s residence.
A Congress trained worker aforesaid Gandhi was conjointly keen to ascertain a direct finish to the crisis and discuss the ways that to bolster the party, that suffered setbacks in recent by-elections yet as rural polls in Rajasthan.
“She desires to bring all the militant leaders along and finish the present impasse within the party. She desires all the leaders to figure in shut coordination with Rahul Gandhi in strengthening the party,” he said, requesting namelessness.
He more aforesaid the Congress president didn’t need to isolate the dissenters pushing for organizational overhaul and internal elections from prime to bottom.
The cluster of twenty-three signatories, conjointly called G-23, had written to the Congress president in August, seeking regular associate degreed active leadership and reflection behind the “steady decline” of the 135-year-old organization whereas outlining an 11-point action set up.