With all the five party sub-groups unitedly proposing Rahul's name as party chief, and Rahul refusing to go back on his decision, the mantle fell on Sonia again to shepherd the party.
Rahul and Sonia Gandhi are attending the second meeting, which will take a final decision on basis of the suggestions forwarded by state leaders and the leaders representing five zonal units.
I am happy that the Congress is under pressure and this will jolt the Congress into action, Rahul Gandhi is learnt to have told the party leaders.
Tharoor said the way forward for the party could be opening up all key posts, including the CWC membership, to fresh elections which may help legitimise the incoming set of leaders.
Congress state president Mullappally Ramachandran said the Congress is a political party with a slew of leaders and Tharoor’s statement is unfounded.
The Congress veteran tells TNIE that being cautious is understood, but the further delay will demoralise the state units.
Lauding Gandhi for resigning as party president after the Lok Sabha poll results, Dwivedi said it is an ideal for other Congress leaders to follow.
Reports had suggested that the former Guna MP's name was being floated in political circles to head the Madhya Pradesh unit of Congress.
Other prominent leaders who have joined the protests included Motilal Vohra, Deepak Babaria and RPN Singh
Narayanasamy claims the party chief has mellowed; had heart-to-heart talks with Gandhi for two hours, says Ashok Gehlot.
Gandhi is adamant on stepping down as party president following the debacle in the elections.