The way forward is for Congress to adopt an inclusive leadership: G-23 leader after meeting at Azad’s residence

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The way forward is for Congress to adopt an inclusive leadership: G-23 leader after meeting at Azad’s residence

Highlight

  • G-23 leaders met at Ghulam Nabi Azad’s house in Delhi this evening
  • Meeting held after the defeat of Congress in five states
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad is likely to meet party president Sonia Gandhi at 10 Janpath on Thursday

Following the Congress’ defeat in five states, the “G-23” or group of dissident leaders in the party held a meeting at Ghulam Nabi Azad’s house in Delhi this evening, which saw a complete overhaul by a section of the party and a non-Gandhi Hull between the calls of. “We believe that the only way forward for Congress is to adopt a model of collective and inclusive leadership and decision-making at all levels,” the leaders issued a joint statement.

Congress’ joint statement further read, “It is necessary to strengthen the Congress party to oppose the BJP. We demand the Congress party to join forces with other like-minded forces to pave the way for a credible alternative for 2024.” Start the conversation.” ‘ G 23 leaders.

After the Congress’ electoral defeat in five states and a controversy over leadership and accountability, senior Congress leader and member of the disgruntled “G-23” group of leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad is likely to meet party chief Sonia Gandhi at 10 Janpath on Thursday . ,

Sources said Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will also be present in tomorrow’s meeting. Azad’s meeting with the Gandhi family assumes significance amid the discontent of the G-23 leaders over the working style of the Congress leadership.

It is believed that Azad will present the final proposal of G-23 members in front of the party high command. The future of G23 will be decided after Azad’s meeting with Sonia Gandhi.

Azad hosted several G-23 leaders at his residence here today. Those who reached his residence included Kapil Sibal, Shashi Tharoor, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Anand Sharma, Manish Tewari, Mani Shankar Iyer, PJ Kurien, Preneet Kaur, Sandeep Dixit and Raj Babbar. According to sources, today’s meeting was to be held at the residence of Kapil Sibal, who had invited leaders of G-23 and other parties for dinner at his residence, but after Sibal’s recent “attack”, the venue was shifted to Azad’s residence. was transferred to the residence. Gandhian.

After the defeat of the Congress in five assembly elections, Sibal had said in an interview to a newspaper that it was time for a change of leadership in the party and someone other than the Gandhi family to lead the Congress. According to sources, the Congress leadership is also very unhappy with Kapil Sibal and Anand Sharma. Sources said a middle ground can be found only after Azad and Sonia Gandhi meet.

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