2024 Lok Sabha Elections: Congress is planning a major reshuffle in the party, Sonia Gandhi expected to continue as interim president!
Sonia Gandhi is expected to remain the interim president of the Congress till the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and young faces of the party are likely to be appointed to key positions. Rahul Gandhi is unlikely to be appointed as Congress President. With the elections in mind, the oldest party is planning a major reshuffle in which Youth Congress leaders and Gandhi loyalists will get a significant role within the party organisation.
Hindustan Times quoted sources as saying that four working presidents are expected to be appointed in the party who will help Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in taking important decisions. Ghulam Nabi Azad, Sachin Pilot, Kumari Selja, Mukul Wasnik and Ramesh Chennithala are leading for the post of working president in Congress. However, there is no information about Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's new role. Currently, the Congress general secretary is ignoring the party's affairs in Uttar Pradesh, where elections are due next year.
Sonia Gandhi has been interim president of Congress for more than two years.
It has been more than two years since Sonia Gandhi took over as the interim president of the Congress and since then the oldest party has been deferring elections for the post of president. Earlier, there were reports that Rahul Gandhi would agree to take over the top post in the party. However, in May 2021, the Congress postponed the election of the party president citing the Corona situation in the country. Sources say that Rahul Gandhi wants to completely change the party organization.
Demand to be made new party chief continuously rising
Ever since Rahul stepped down as Congress President after the party's poor performance in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, there has been a demand for a full-time party chief. The oldest party is facing issues among party leaders in Rajasthan, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Karnataka.
The tussle between Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu in Punjab and the Ashok Gehlot-Sachin Pilot feud in Rajasthan has tarnished the image of the Congress, which is working hard to keep its flock together.