NEW DELHI: In a virtual meeting with Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday, senior party leaders demanded that Rahul Gandhi should lead the party again.
According to sources, senior leader and Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh raised the demand that Rahul Gandhi should lead the party again.
The meeting was called to discuss the current political situation and the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
During the meeting, Singh said, “Rahul should lead the party as a president as we have seen him taking a stand on various issues against the current government.”
The same was endorsed by Rajiv Satav, Shaktisinh Gohil, Neeraj Dangi and several other MPs.
Rajya Sabha MP KC Venugopal praised Rahul and said that he has led from the front during the pandemic.
“Under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi, Congress has raised the concern and voice of the people strongly. Earlier on July 11, Lok Sabha MPs Manickam Tagore, Gaurav Gogoi and other MPs had raised the demand of Rahul’s return as a party president. The demand was made in the presence of Rahul Gandhi himself but he remained silent on the issue,” he said.
Sonia will complete one year as interim party chief on August 10 and the CWC will have to take a call on whether to extend her tenure or choose another leader to take charge of the party.
Rahul had resigned as party president after the party’s poor show in the 2019 general elections, taking moral responsibility of the defeat.