The Sukhu-led cabinet also decided to adopt the party’s election manifesto as the policy document of the government. All ministers, secretaries and heads of departments will implement it fully.
Sources added that Sonia Gandhi has been unwell since Tuesday which is why Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had returned to Delhi.
This is the second time the former Congress president has joined the yatra that began in September last year from Kanyakumari.
The land was bought in 2012 and the payment was allegedly made through conduits. The land was later sold at a huge profit, allegedly using forged documents.
Slamming BJP government, CPP Chairperson yesterday had said that there was a troubling new development which was a calculated attempt to delegitimise the judiciary.
Coming down heavily on the government’s China policy, she pointed out that the country is imports more from China than it exports.
Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who is leading the Bharat Jodo Yatra, said the party will continue to fight for the ideals of the country as well as the rights of the people of the state.
Rahul Gandhi began the Rajasthan leg of his Bharat Jodo Yatra from the Jhalawar district on Monday.
Kharge's election as the Congress president will be ratified at the party's plenary session where the process of formation of the Congress Working Committee will also be finalised.
The relevance of Sonia Gandhi's presence in Rajasthan would be that it's a Congress-ruled state where Assembly elections are due in December of next year.
Meanwhile, the party’s ally DMK and other political parties in Tamil Nadu, except the state Congress unit, the BJP and the TMC, welcomed the verdict.
Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi joined the meeting online, while the rest of the participants attended it physically at the AICC headquarters here.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge , former party chief Sonia Gandhi and other senior party leaders offered floral tributes to Indira Gandhi at her Shakti Sthal memorial in Delhi.
Earlier in the day, the 80-year-old leader’s coronation ceremony was attended by senior party leaders including Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and Ashok Gehlot.
Sonia Gandhi, the longest-serving president of the party, helmed it from 1998-2017 and then as interim chief from 2019-22.
Kharge, 80, takes charge of the party at a time when it faces a tough challenge from a formidable BJP led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi which has ousted the Congress from many states.
The action came after investigations carried out by an inter-ministerial committee formed by the home ministry in 2020.
Sources said Kharge is likely to make some top-ranking appointments in the AICC before the party plenary in order to put together his team for the CWC elections.
Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has said Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will continue to have a special place in the party despite the election of a new AICC president.
Over 9,000 Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) delegates form the electoral college to pick the party chief in a secret ballot.