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Congress Leaders Reach Party HQ To Meet With Sonia Gandhi Over 2022 Assembly Polls

During Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on October 16, it was decided that organization polls will be held next year and for that, a membership drive will be launched from November 1.

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File photo of Congress president Sonia Gandhi. (Image: Twitter/INC)

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and other Congress leaders have arrived at the Congress party headquarters for the meeting to be presided by Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi to discuss the upcoming Assembly elections in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa, among other issues.

Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief Mohan Markam, Uttarakhand PCC chief Ganesh Godiyal, Jharkhand PCC chief Rajesh Thakur, Maharashtra PCC chief Nana Patole and Punjab PCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu have also arrived at the party headquarters in the national capital for the meeting.

“A meeting of Congress general secretaries and state in-charges will be held on October 26 at All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters to discuss membership, training, agitation program and strategy for the upcoming assembly polls. This meeting will be presided by party president Sonia Gandhi,” said a party source to ANI. Pradesh Congress Committee presidents will also be present as well, sources added.

During Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on October 16, it was decided that organization polls will be held next year and for that, a membership drive will be launched from November 1.

As per sources, the Congress party may hold the organizational election on September 6, 2022 and have its president by October. As frontal organizations like Indian Youth Congress, NSUI, Mahila Congress and the party’s Social Media department have passed a resolution to make Rahul Gandhi as party president, it is expected chorus will be heard in the meeting on Tuesday.

In the previously held CWC meet, CMs of Rajasthan, Punjab and Chhattisgarh Ashok Gehlot, Charanjit Singh Channi and Bhupesh Baghel, respectively, and other leaders had requested Rahul Gandhi to take charge of the party president post. On this, Congress Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala confirmed that Gandhi has assured to consider their requests.

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