The election for the post of President of the Congress party will be held on October 17, as decided during the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Sunday, the counting for which will take place on October 19.
The CWC meeting is underway today to discuss the final schedule for the election of the Congress president, reported ANI.
Interim party president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attended the meeting virtually. Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh also joined the meeting virtually.
This comes after Congress stalwart Ghulam Nabi Azad resigned from primary membership of the party on Friday.
With the reluctance of Rahul Gandhi to contest the polls, the post of party president has reportedly become a challenge for Congress.
The Central Election Authority has made preparations to complete the election process on time, ANI reported quoting sources.
Moreover, the process is reportedly stuck since Rahul Gandhi is not willing to contest the elections for the top Congress post, although efforts are said to be on to convince him.
Meanwhile, the grand old party also has plans to start ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ from Kanyakumari on September 7 under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi. The 148-day march is slated in Kashmir.
A total of 3,500 kilometers and more than 12 states will be covered during the five-month long yatra. The padayatra will cover 25 kilometers daily.
The Yatra will include padayatras, rallies and public meetings attended by senior leaders of the party including Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.