Congress likely to hold another CWC meeting to take up Rahul Gandhi’s presidency

Party sources say that another CWC meeting is being planned in around two weeks time where the matter will be taken up formally.

Written by Kanishka Singh | New Delhi | Updated: November 8, 2016 12:01 pm
rahul gandhi, sonia gandhi, congress, rahul gandhi congress, bjp, bjp government, congress meeting, cwc meeting, rahul gandhi congress meeting, india news The meeting was chaired by Rahul in the absence of party president Sonia Gandhi where Rahul took up an aggressive stand and attacked the BJP from the outset. (Source: Express file photo)

Congress Party held a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Monday where CWC members unanimously urged the party vice president Rahul Gandhi to take up the position of party president. The meeting was chaired by Rahul in the absence of party president Sonia Gandhi where Rahul took up an aggressive stand and attacked the BJP from the outset. Rahul didn’t accept the proposal put across by CWC members but isn’t opposed to it as well. Party sources say that another CWC meeting is being planned in around two weeks time where the matter will be taken up formally.

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The demand has been floating around the party since a long time now. Party members, workers and the cadres are reportedly bracing up for a change of guard.

A senior party source privy to the developments told indianexpress.com: “The proposal was put up in front of Rahulji in the CWC meeting today. Party members have appealed again for him to take the position of Congress president. It is more a matter of when rather than if, I think we all know that.”

Speaking on the prospects of formally moving the motion to appoint him as the party president, the source said, “Another meeting of the Congress Working Committee is being planned, may be as soon as in two weeks times.”

“He is the leader the party needs and the leader the party demands. It has been coming for a long time and we hope he agrees because the CWC is behind him. Soniaji has led from the front magnificently. Now we expect Rahulji will emulate the same for the party and the people,” the source added.

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    Shiva
    Nov 7, 2016 at 6:51 pm
    Fantastic news for Bjp. This man called Rahul will make the process of "congress mukth bharath" extremely easy and I think the days not too far to see the gradual demise of this so called g old party. India does not need this man for sure.....sorry to say this.
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      SubbuI
      Nov 7, 2016 at 6:14 pm
      RAHUL HI. YOU ARE AGOOD OERSON AND NOT CALCULATVE AND CUNNING LIKE OTHER POLITICAL LEADERS.YOUR INTENTIONS ARE ALLWAYS GOOD YOU TAKE UP THE PRESEDENTSHIP OF INC. MY FATHER WHO WAS A GOOD CONGRESS MAN IS NO MORE. HE WILL DEFINITELY BLESS YOU FROM HEAVEN BECAUSE YOU ARE AGOOD MAN. INDIA NEEDS YOU. WE ALL ARE WITH YOU. I AM 71 YEAR OLD. I WANT CONGRESS MUST MAKE ACOME BACK BEFORE I BREATH LAST. MAY GOD BLESS YOU!
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        Bir Chand
        Nov 7, 2016 at 1:48 pm
        What about Sonia hi who has been given one year extension ?
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          arun dass
          Nov 7, 2016 at 1:52 pm
          SHE HAS SOME UNKNOWN DISEASE , PARTY IS HIDING......
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            Dev Verma
            Nov 7, 2016 at 1:53 pm
            Some people in congress taking this half mind middle aged old man for ride,its really a insult in otherwise "ek gadhey ko party kaa president bananna" who happens don't know how to speak properly and still spoon fed. Kiya hoga is desh kaa??
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              H P
              Nov 7, 2016 at 1:31 pm
              The oldest Party Congress should think twice to bring Rahul hi in front, what is the public sentiment, judge it first. Nehru and hi though belong to different family but worked together in all affairs of politics in disguise but finally came in front by the tile of hi, what harm they have done to the country due to which the country is suffering is now in front of public, so long which was kept hiding.
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                jacob
                Nov 7, 2016 at 3:21 pm
                Come on Rahul. This is the right time to take the lead. When congress is down you lead. Nothing is there to loose further.
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                  Ram
                  Nov 7, 2016 at 1:19 pm
                  All the best Rahul
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                    Nitin ved
                    Nov 7, 2016 at 1:07 pm
                    Chalo achha his ki CONGRESS no Akmal aa gai ab CONGRESS ka Ganga visargen Rahul baba ke haath hoga air pujya MAHATMA hiji ki aakhri wish bhi Puri hojaygi
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                      Mangoman New
                      Nov 7, 2016 at 1:33 pm
                      At the END, Let Rahul Hammer the *Last Nail on the Coffin of a Political Betrayal* ……………. lt;br/gt; Possibly the Last Adapted hi in our Parliament, who deserves to be Remembered as the *Redeemer of Sins* and a TRUE Savior of Indian Democracy
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                        rahul
                        Nov 7, 2016 at 3:06 pm
                        yawn!
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                          Velayudhan Sathyaseelan
                          Nov 7, 2016 at 1:06 pm
                          More than ninety percent of the ship is sunk. Now, what difference it make by changing the captain?
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                            Vinayak Upadhyaya
                            Nov 7, 2016 at 4:01 pm
                            Why are you supporting this man ? A hundred years old party can not be a private property of single family. Congress will survive only when more young people will lead congress against this family drama.
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                              yash sehgal
                              Nov 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm
                              CONGRATS MODI JI..lt;br/gt;Ur dream of Congress Mukt Bharat comes out to be true..lt;br/gt;Apocalypse of 131year old congress...
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