After rather stormy CWC session which saw war of words , Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi had a word with party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad after the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meet on 24th August and assured him that concerns will be addressed.
Azad, one of the 23 Congress leaders who wrote to party chief seeking an overhaul in the organisation among other things, said he was ready to step down if it could be proven that he was in any manner helping the Bharatiya Janata Party or working at its behest.
Azads explanation came at the meeting of the Congress Working Committee over the letter written by him and other party leaders calling for sweeping reforms in the organisation.
Before Azad spoke, Rahul Gandhi questioned the timing of the letter written by the partys leaders. The former Congress president said that the letter was sent to the party chief at a time when she had not been keeping well. He also said the letter came at a time when the party is fighting the BJP in Madhya and Rajasthan.
In the letter, former chief ministers, members of the partys highest decision-making body and sitting members of Parliament, had suggested far-reaching changes including dissolution of powers to state units and revamping the highest decision-making body.