Final call on the name of new Congress chief by 9PM, Rahul Gandhi urged to continue
New Delhi : The Congress Working Committee will be holding a second meeting on Saturday evening to take a final call on the name of new Congress chief, after Rahul Gandhi once again rejected an unanimous appeal to reconsider his decision to resign from the post.
The party's top decision-making body will again meet at around 8PM to discuss upon the reports by five panel made today to finalise the name of successor of Rahul Gandhi.
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi recused themselves from the process saying they cannot be part of the consultations as they have been Congress presidents in the past and would not like the opinion of the party leaders to be influenced in any manner.
In the first meeting, Congress' top brass, including ex-prime minister Manmohan Singh, party general secretaries Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ahmed Patel, A K Antony, Ghulam Nabi Azad and P Chidambaram, went into a huddle at the All India Congress Committee headquarters in New Delhi.
The CWC is yet to accept Rahul Gandhi's resignation and began its meeting by urging him to continue as party chief in the wake of the BJP's "onslught on democracy and dissent," Surjewala said.