Sonia Gandhi was on Saturday appointed as interim president of the Congress at a crucial meeting of the party's working committee in New Delhi, after Rahul Gandhi refused pleas by partymen to take back his resignation.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan sys the BJP has set an example as its leaders grow in the party naturally, while the Congress is unable to move beyond a family.
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi was named interim Congress president, returning at the helm after almost 20 months.
The Congress Working Committee on Saturday named Sonia Gandhi as interim party president.
The CWC has decided to have consultations with leaders from across the country and the party's top decision-making body then was divided into five groups for different regions – North, Northeast, West, East, and South.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Congress chief Milind Deora echoed Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh's sentiment of having a young leader at the helm of affairs in the grand old party.
The CWC meeting will be the first after former president Rahul Gandhi submitted his resignation taking responsibility for the defeat in the Lok Sabha elections.
Shashi Tharoor hopes that Congress general-secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra contests elections to the president's post whenever they are held.
Thorat replaces Ashok Chavan, who had recently resigned from the post of Maharashtra Congress president.
Jyotiraditya Scindia said the decision on a new Congress chief should be taken "at the earliest" and opportunity given to a leader who can infuse a new energy into the party.
The Congress only managed to secure two of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state, down from the four it had won in the 2014 elections.
A day after his candid four-page letter formally and firmly stating that he was no longer Congress president, Rahul Gandhi appeared before a Mumbai court in connection with a defamation case filed by an RSS worker. Outside, Congress workers demonstrated, clamoring for him to take back his resignation.
A common letter of resignation was being circulated on social media with the names and signatures of certain Congressmen, including those of Haryana Mahila Congress chief Sumitra Chauhan and AICC secretaries Rajesh Dharmani and Virender Rathore.
Rahul Gandhi had on May 25 announced his decision to resign as party President, after the Congress suffered a major blow in the Lok Sabha elections.
Randeep Surjewala's comment comes weeks after Rahul submitted his resignation to the Congress Working Committee.
A party source said most of the leaders, however, are hoping that the Gandhi scion will continue to lead the party as the Nehru-Gandhi family acts as a "glue" that binds the party together.
Sonia Gandhi has been elected as the leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party on Saturday, even as suspense continues over who will lead the Congress party in Lok Sabha
Senior leaders have been meeting Congress veterans in a bid to persuade party President, Rahul Gandhi to take back his offer to step down, which he made on Saturday during a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC).
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