K C Venugopal has announced that the Congress working Committee has decided that there will be an elected Congress party president by June 2021, ANI reports. Venugopal was appointed as the organisational general secretary of the party in September 2020.
The Congress party has faced repeated criticism, both from within and outside the party, over nepotism of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty.
Last September, after 23 Congress leaders including Ghulam Nabi Azad wrote a letter to Sonia Gandhi asking for radical changes in the party in order to improve its electoral chances, the party appointed new general secretaries to AICC, leaving out the leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ambika Soni, Moti Lal Vohra, Luzenio Falerio and Mallikarjun Kharge.
The letter signed by veteran Congress politicians like Shashi Tharoor, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Prithviraj Chavan, Anand Sharma and Kapil Sibal had caused an internal crisis.
Sonia Gandhi also appointed a special committee leaving out the above leaders and also reconstituted the Congress Working Committee and the Central Election Authority of the All India Congress Committee.
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