State Congress units to pass resolutions empowering the new party president to appoint AICC members
Ahead of the CWC meeting, to be held virtually at 3:30 PM with Sonia presiding over it, party sources had said the process of the election of the president will be delayed by a few weeks.
The Congress has failed to stem the exodus of leaders despite the promise of reforms, including structural changes and prominence to youngsters.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi will preside over the CWC meeting. She will be joining the meeting virtually from abroad as she is travelling for medical check-ups.
Asked if organisational elections at the level of Block, District and Pradesh Congress Committees have concluded, Madhusudan Mistry said the process has been duly completed.
The Congress is likely to make an assessment wing comprising leaders which will reward or remove anyone as per the performance.
Final deliberations underway to usher reforms in Congress, positions on key issues at Chintan Shivir
The leaders have held several rounds of deliberations during the past two days in the six panels formed by the Congress president.
Amid leadership crisis, Congress planning to accommodate some G-23 leaders in decision-making process
The group is also reported to be seeking the ouster of some leaders like AICC general secretary Organisation K C Venugopal, chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala and general secretary Ajay Maken.
It is time for the Congress to look within and beyond the Gandhis. But the family seems in no hurry to vacate the premises.
Ordinary workers in no mood to toe leadership’s line, come down heavily on Venugopal and high command for drubbing in recent assembly elections
Same old script as Congress Working Committee keeps faith in Sonia; G23 leaders seek 'corrective measures'
Sources said senior party leader and member of G23 Ghulam Nabi Azad called to fix responsibility for the party’s poll debacle and Sonia agreed.
Ahead of the meeting, the dissident group within the party, G23, had suggested Mukul Wasnik for the post of president of the party, which was not accepted, sources said.
Fireworks expected as dissenters likely to press for ‘inner democracy’, leadership change; loyalists defend Gandhi family
Congress Working Committee to meet on Sunday to discuss poll debacle; Party refutes claims of Gandhis resigning
Sources said Congress president Sonia Gandhi will chair the meeting of the party's top decision-making body at its headquarters in Delhi at 4 PM on Sunday.
The Congress chief refused to meet the newly-elected MPs and has cancelled all his meetings and appointments.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, CWC has given Congress President the right to make changes to restructure the party, a plan for this will be brought soon.
Rahul said that the objective behind forming the new CWC was to make it inclusive, diverse, dynamic and representative.
The party also authorised Gandhi to constitute a committee to work out alliances with various national and regional parties to form a grand national alliance.
In her address to the newly-constituted Congress Working Committee, the UPA chairperson also cautioned the people about the reign of despair and fear heaped upon India's deprived and poor.
The crucial meeting of the revamped CWC is underway in Parliament House Annexe and comes two days after the no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha which the Opposition lost.