The meeting comes a day ahead of the Congress working Committee (CWC) meeting to be held on Saturday.
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Sonia Gandhi and Rahul visited Raj Ghat and Vijay Ghat, memorials to Mahatma Gandhi and India’s second prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, respectively, to pay floral tributes to them.
The Congress dissenting group of 23, which wrote a letter last year for visible and effective leadership, point out that the issues raised by them remain the same as no forward decisions have been taken.
In a statement, Congress General Secretary K.C. Venugopal said, “Congress President has appointed D’ Souza as acting president of Mahila Congress with immediate effect till a full-time President is appointed.”
NCP MP Supriya Sule too confirmed that Pawar will be taking part in the meeting.
While speaking to the media, the Shiv Sena leader said, “The Opposition is united. On August 20, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi will speak to CMs of Congress-ruled states. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray will also take part in this meeting.”
After the meeting which lasted an hour, Amarinder Singh said: “Whatever we discuss in such meeting with the Congress President is confidential. We can’t say it in public and it is not for public consumption.”
The party has set up control rooms in each state to provide assistance to people in need during the current COVID-19 crisis.
Sonia Gandhi asks Rae Bareli DM to utilise her remaining MPLADS funds for welfare of COVID-hit people
She said as informed by officials, an amount of more than Rs 1.17 crore is pending in her MPLADS (Member of Parliaments Local Area Development Scheme) fund.
Gandhi said that she is writing this letter to convey every citizen’s anguish and deep distress regarding the spiralling fuel and gas prices as India is witnessing systematic erosion of jobs, wages and household income.
When questioned if former party chief Rahul Gandhi and General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be part of the meeting, the sources said that it is still unclear.
Srinivas had been discharging his duties as an interim chief after the resignation of Keshav Chand Yadav from the post, who was mired in controversy.
Patel (71) passed away in the early hours on Wednesday at a Delhi hospital due to multiple organ failure more than a month after he tested positive for COVID-19.
Sonia Gandhi is on medication after her discharge from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on August 2, and her doctors are concerned about her consistent chest infection.
Sonia Gandhi also hoped that this festive, joyous and pious occasion will put the nation back on to the path of progress, harmony and prosperity.
Sonia Gandhi may also divest many others of responsibility of dual charges they are presently holding in the party organisation.
She asked the state in charges to identify issues which are directly related to people and take on the government over these for the people’s benefit.
The Congress asserted that since agriculture is a State subject, the Union government cannot pass laws on it.
Kangana on Thursday night shared that she doesn’t have money to renovate her office, after the BMC demolished part of her office building.
Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma will be participating in the meeting. Both the leaders were signatories to the letter which had demanded visible and effective leadership in the party.
She said, “I personally have so many warm memories of working with him, and I learnt so much from him. The Congress party deeply mourns his loss and will always honour his memory.”
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi hailed the Bhupesh Baghel government for launching schemes for the farmers and the tribal people in his message read out by state Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey.
The party resolution also said that it had taken note of the letter of Congress chief as also a letter written earlier by certain Congress leaders to Sonia Gandhi.
“The party’s state unit stands by the leadership of the Gandhi family. Sonia has led the Congress during times of crisis and saved the party,” KPCC president D.K. Shivakumar told reporters here.
His remarks came after the CWC meeting on Monday witnessed volatile scenes with several senior leaders, including Azad, even offered to resign.