The net result of the seven-hour CWC meeting was that the Congress party remained where it was. There were no definite answers on when the full-time president will be elected – only a tentative time frame of ‘within six months’ is what party sources confirmed to Outlook.
Addressing the meeting, Sonia Gandhi said the country is in the midst of an unprecedented health and humanitarian crisis that has caused 'untold suffering' across the world but also 'reaffirmed the bonds of brotherhood' that unite humanity.
It will be interesting is to examine the historical relationship between between Scindias and Muslims and how it will shape Jyotiraditya’s position on the BJP’s Hindutva ideology, writes Shaikh Mujibur Rehman.
What is important now is where Congress goes under Sonia, who first became party president in 1998 and held the post for 19 years until December 2017, making her the longest-serving president in Congress' history.
Five region-wise sub-groups, formed after the morning CWC meeting, to deliberate on the name of a possible leader, was indicative of Rahul Gandhi's determination to shake off the dynasty tag from Congress.
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.
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.