Congress to have new president by June

New Delhi: A new Congress president will be elected in June after five state elections, it was decided at a party meeting on Friday after an argument between two groups, during which Rahul Gandhi reportedly said: "Once and for all, finish it and move on."

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) has decided that there will be a new elected Congress president in June 2021, K.C Venugopal told after a meeting of the party's top decision-making body.

At the CWC meeting, senior leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Mukul Wasnik and P. Chidambaram reportedly asked for immediate organisational polls.

They are among the Congress leaders who have raised uncomfortable questions over the party's leadership and management in recent months after multiple election defeats.

Ranged against them were the so-called Gandhi loyalists -- Ashok Gehlot, Amarinder Singh, A.K Antony, Tariq Anwar and Oommen Chandy, who said the Congress president's election should be held after polls in five states including Bengal and Tamil Nadu. Asianet Online