Sonia Gandhi also asserted that every member of the party wants a revival of the Congress, but that requires unity and keeping the party's interests paramount.
The Congress Working Committee will deliberate over key issues including organisational elections, forthcoming assembly polls and the current political situation.
The Congress general secretary KC Venugopal said the party will hold deliberations over country’s political situation and organisational elections.
Chairing the meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), Sonia also called for making all equipment, medicines and instruments required for treating COVID-19 free of the GST.
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'Very recently there have been very disturbing reports on how national security has been so thoroughly compromised,' Sonia Gandhi said.
A day after a stormy Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal made the remarks in a cryptic tweet.
The net result of the seven-hour CWC meeting was that the Congress party remained where it was. There were no definite answers on when the full-time president will be elected – only a tentative time frame of ‘within six months’ is what party sources confirmed to Outlook.
In her closing remarks, Sonia Gandhi told the CWC that the party needs to be united in its fight against the BJP. She said that she holds no ill feeling against anyone.
Rahul Gandhi questioned the timing of the latter as it came at a time when Sonia Gandhi was hospitalised and the party was fighting with the BJP in Rajasthan to save its government.
Sonia Gandhi has told some members of the CWC that she doesn't want to be confirmed as president for a full term following Monday's party meet, sources told Outlook.
Addressing the meeting, Sonia Gandhi said the country is in the midst of an unprecedented health and humanitarian crisis that has caused 'untold suffering' across the world but also 'reaffirmed the bonds of brotherhood' that unite humanity.
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Former Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit has accused senior leaders of failing to find a new president after all these months because they are "scared who will bell the cat".
In appointing Gandhi, the party has gone for its most capable option as interim president, senior Congress leader Shashi said.
What is important now is where Congress goes under Sonia, who first became party president in 1998 and held the post for 19 years until December 2017, making her the longest-serving president in Congress' history.
Five region-wise sub-groups, formed after the morning CWC meeting, to deliberate on the name of a possible leader, was indicative of Rahul Gandhi's determination to shake off the dynasty tag from Congress.
Sonia Gandhi was on Saturday appointed as interim president of the Congress at a crucial meeting of the party's working committee in New Delhi, after Rahul Gandhi refused pleas by partymen to take back his resignation.
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