Sonia Gandhi has apparently asked the CWC to relieve her as interim party chief. Former PM Manmohan Singh however urged her to continue. A crucial meeting of the Congress Working Committee started today amid divisions in the party over the leadership issue. This comes after 23 leaders had written a letter to Sonia Gandhi seeking overhaul of the party and arrest the slide of the party .
The party is divided on the leadership matter with a section demanding collective leadership and another reposing faith in the Gandhi family.
Meanwhile , former party president Rahul Gandhi is apparently unhappy of the letter written by 23 leaders.
Rahul Gandhi said Sonia Gandhi had accepted the party presidentship only after the committee last year urged her to take responsibility.
He took on the leaders who went public with their complaints saying, “it is the CWC where we discuss our differences and put out our thoughts, not the media”.
Questioning the timing of Azad’s letter, the former Congress chief said the letter was sent when Sonia Gandhi was unwell and was admitted to a hospital and at a time when the Congress was fighting the crisis in Rajasthan.