Ever since Rahul Gandhi returned from his political break with new-found energy and aggression, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has been keeping a low profile. She will be back in action next week, hosting a dinner for top party leaders and MPs and chairing a meeting of the parliamentary party.
There is speculation that a meeting of the Congress Working Committee too could be convened next week. Before Rahul returned, many in the party believed that his elevation as Congress president was imminent and the party could finalise it at a CWC meeting.
Sonia has invited party MPs, general secretaries and AICC secretaries for the dinner on May 6, which will provide an opportunity to her as well as Rahul to have an interaction with the leadership on the political situation.
Congress has so far not held its parliamentary party meeting this session and sources said the meeting could be held next week. Party Lok Sabha MPs have been called for a separate meeting the Congress president on May 5. The meeting would provide Rahul the opportunity to interact with the leaders, who were taken by surprise by his active avatar.
She usually hosts a dinner for MPs twice a year — during Budget Session and Winter Session.
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