CWC to meet on Aug 10 to resolve leadership issue

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will be meeting on August 10 amidst the leadership crisis in the party triggered by Rahul Gandhi’s decision to resign as the Congress party president.

This will be the first meeting since Rahul Gandhi announced his resignation at a CWC meet on May 25, two after the Lok Sabha election results. The Congress won just 52 seats in the elections.

Rahul Gandhi’s successor likely to top the agenda when the party’s top brass meets at the AICC headquarters. The party had said last week that the Congress Working Committee will meet after the current session of Parliament that ends next Wednesday.

“It has been decided to hold the next Congress Working Committee Meeting on Saturday, 10th of August, 11 AM at AICC,” Congress general secretary organisation K C Venugopal tweeted.

Rahul Gandhi has been insistent on his decision to step down from the post and despite party leaders’ repeated refusal, asked them to look for a replacement. He has also made it clear that the replacement cannot be his mother or sister.

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