Gandhi said she did her duty as Congress president to the best of her ability and was feeling relieved as she would now be free from this responsibility.
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She will participate in the Yatra on Thursday morning when it resumes after a two day break.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi who was on a visit to Lucknow, has returned to Delhi.
While Rahul Gandhi and two prominent members of the G23 — Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma — are part of the political affairs group, senior leaders P Chidambaram and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are members of the Task Force-2024.
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi also spoke at the meeting and called for planning the next stage of the action plan for Jan Jagran Abhiyan, sources said.
The brainstorming session is slated to be held later this month to work out the Congress’ strategy to strengthen the organisation at the grassroots level and suggest changes in the party.
His meeting came a day after Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met Gandhi here and the two leaders are learnt to have discussed the political situation as well as the impending cabinet reshuffle in the state.
The telephonic conversation comes after Congress and RJD broke off the alliance ahead of the by-polls in Kusheshwar Asthan (SC) and Tarapur constituencies in Bihar scheduled on October 30.
Former party chief Rahul Gandhi is attending the meeting at the AICC headquarters here besides party general secretaries and in-charges of various states and PCC chiefs.
State Congress sources said that in this meeting the high command will also decide which leaders will be given entry to the Congress from the BJP and which leaders will not.
The meeting comes a day ahead of the Congress working Committee (CWC) meeting to be held on Saturday.
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.