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CWC decides to postpone election for post of Congress president due to COVID situation

"The CWC unanimously decided to postpone the election of Congress president till the Covid situation in the country improves," a top leader told news agency PTI.

CWC decides to postpone election for post of Congress president due to COVID situation-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published May 10, 2021, 6:11 PM IST
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Hours after the Congress Working Committee gathered virtually on Monday to brainstorm over the party’s poll performance, the election for the post of Congress president has been further postponed due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation.

"The CWC unanimously decided to postpone the election of Congress president till the Covid situation in the country improves," a top leader told news agency PTI.

The CWC passed a unanimous resolution for postponing the internal elections for the post of Congress and focusing all its energy on the Covid-19 relief and rehabilitation efforts, KC Venugopal said in a press briefing.

"In view of the nationwide emergent conditions prevailing on account of unprecedented Corona pandemic, the CWC was unanimous that all our energies should be channelized towards saving every life and helping every Covid affected person. CWC, therefore, unanimously resolved to defer the elections temporarily in the midst of these challenging times," the CWC resolution said.

Ever since Rahul Gandhi resigned as party president after the loss in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Sonia Gandhi has been the interim president of the Congress.

There have been calls from both within and outside Congress for the party to set its house in order, appoint a full-time president in a bid to stop the rudderless fall in the fortunes of the Grand Old Party.

Over the past year, senior leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Shashi Tharoor and Kapil Sibal have called for “full-time” and “effective leadership” that will be “visible” and “active” in the field.

Speaking over the party’s performance in the recently held Assembly polls, interim party chief Sonia Gandhi said they should “take note of the setbacks and put the house in order”.

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