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Sonia Gandhi To Resign As Congress President, Final Decision At CWC Meeting On August 24: Reports

Sonia Gandhi, who was appointed as the Congress President for a one-year interim period in August 2019, will step down from her post, reports said on August 23. Sonia Gandhi has reportedly told her aides that she does not want to continue as interim Congress president. The decision on her exit from the party's topmost position would reportedly be finalised at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting scheduled on August 24. This comes amid a massive controversy over a letter by more than 20 top party leaders calling for sweeping reforms, introspection and ‘a full-time, visible leadership’. Reportedly, Sonia Gandhi has decided that the matter will be discussed at the Working Committee meeting on August 24. Reports citing top party sources claimed that Sonia responded to the letter written to her by over 100 party colleagues, seeking an overhaul of the Congress organisation. In her response, she reportedly said they should ‘get together and elect a new party chief’. Rahul Gandhi, who was heading the party since 2017, had relinquished the post following the poll drubbing as he took the blame upon himself for the defeat. Rahul, ahead of Sonia's appointment as the interim party chief, had reiterated that the time has come for the Congress to be led by a non-Gandhi.

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