Sonia Gandhi holds meeting with G-23 leaders, second meeting in 4 days

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and congress leader Rahul Gandhi. File Photo PTI

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and congress leader Rahul Gandhi. File Photo PTI

Days in the wake of meeting Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday met a few additional heads of the G-23 gathering including Anand Sharma and Manish Tewari at her home and had conversations on settling inward party issues.

It is discovered that during the gathering, the pioneers recommended ways of reinforcing the party and resuscitate it to help take on the BJP in the following round of races.

As indicated by the party sources, Gandhi is probably going to meet a few additional heads of the G-23 before long.

Tuesday’s communication was important for the series of gatherings that the Congress top administration is having with a portion of the pioneers who have raised basic authoritative issues and have proposed measures to patch up the party.

These gatherings are being held in the midst of signs that a portion of the G-23 pioneers might be obliged in the Congress Working Committee or another body like the Parliamentary Board, which will be liable for all strategy choices including concluding boss pastoral applicants and tie-ups with similar gatherings in states.

The gathering is additionally purportedly looking for the ouster of some Rahul Gandhi supporters from key AICC positions and top on their objective are AICC general secretary Organization KC Venugopal, boss representative Randeep Surjewala and general secretary Ajay Maken. Sources said at least one might be moved to pacify the nonconformist gathering.

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G-23 is a gathering of disagreeing Congress pioneers who have been requesting a hierarchical update and have been incredulous of the party initiative. They have additionally scrutinized a portion of the choices taken by the party administration, incorporating unions for certain provincial outfits.

One more Congress Rajya Sabha MP and a head of the G-23, Vivek Tankha, was additionally present during the gathering.

While Anand Sharma is the Deputy Leader of the party in the Rajya Sabha, Tewari is the Lok Sabha MP from Anandpur Sahib in Punjab.

Azad, then again, is figured out how to have met another heads of the gathering.

Sources said the administration is available to ideas from the G-23 and has contacted them in a bid to determine the distinctions inside and work out a goal to fortify the party.

Last week, Gandhi had actually called up Azad and had conversations with him, days after the casual gathering of the G-23 on March 16 said the “main way forward for the Congress was to embrace a model of comprehensive and aggregate initiative and direction at all levels.” The sources in the G23 said they need to reinforce the Congress and “not subvert it at all”. PTI

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