Congress defers party president polls once again, cites Covid-19 pandemic

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The Chief of Congress Spokesman Randeep Surjewala said, “The selection has been suspended for two to three months”.

New Delhi, India - Feb. 27, 2020: A delegation from the Indian National Congress led by party President Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh addresses the media after submitting a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind over the violence in the city, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, February 27, 2020. Party leaders K C Venugopal, Priyanka Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Randeep Surjewala and Mallikarjun Kharge were also present.
New Delhi, India – Feb. 27, 2020: A delegation from the Indian National Congress led by party President Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh addresses the media after submitting a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind over the violence in the city, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, February 27, 2020. Party leaders K C Venugopal, Priyanka Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Randeep Surjewala and Mallikarjun Kharge were also present.

The internal election of the Congress Party to choose the successor of President Sonia Gandhi has been suspended once again because several members in the Congress Work Committee (CWC) meeting on Monday emphasized to maintain the focus on the Covid-19 pandemic and assistance work, CWC resolution, CWC resolution. stated.

In January, the Congress has decided to hold elections for organizations that have long been delayed in June to elect a new president. Now, in the midst of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic rampage throughout the country, the party has decided to delay the poll once more.

“Given the conditions that appear nationally that apply because Corona’s unprecedented pandemic, CWC in a round voice that all of our energy must be channeled to save every life and help every person affected by Covid. CWC, therefore, in a round voice Decided to delay the interim election in the midst of challenging time, “Read the CWC resolution.

Chairman of Congress Spokesman Randeep Surjewala said, “The election has been suspended for two to three months” but at least two people in other parties said that the poll would not occur until Covid subsided.

In his opening comment, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said internal polls and said, “There is another important problem where I want your guidance. When we meet on January 22, we have decided that the process of choosing the President Congress will be completed at the end of June. Chairman Election Authority, Madhusudan Mistri Ji, has prepared a schedule. ”

The Mistri panel has proposed that the election will be held in the last week of June. But the leaders, including the Chief of Minister Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot, argued that it was time to hold party polls.

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