Amid the G23 pushing for collective leadership in Congress in the wake of the polling debacle in five states, the opposition leader in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge welcomed Ghulam Nabi Azad’s meeting with interim party president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday, saying: “It’s a good sign..to keep the party together”.

The G-23 is a group of senior congressional leaders who have pushed for collective leadership in the party. Azad, a key member of the G23, met Sonia Gandhi on Friday.

Speaking to ANI, Kharge said: “Ghulam Nabi Azad has been in the party for years. He knows everything. So he spoke to signatories there (G23). He met Sonia Gandhi. He has talked about keeping the party together. It is a good sign. He said he wants to strengthen the party. It’s a welcome booth.”


After meeting Sonia Gandhi on Friday evening, Azad said he shared suggestions and discussed ways to strengthen the party with members of the G-23.

Kharge noted that Congress stands for collectivity and said several people at the CWC meeting emphasized that Gandhis alone are not responsible for the poll debacle in five states, including Manipur, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Goa and Punjab.

“We have always wanted everyone to come together to strengthen the party‚Ķ We are all responsible, and it is not right to single out the Gandhi family,” Kharge said.

The party’s disastrous performance in recent Assembly polls in five states was cited as “a cause for serious concern” at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting earlier this week.

In a statement released Wednesday after the CWC meeting, the core group had unanimously reaffirmed its confidence in Sonia Gandhi’s leadership and requested that she “lead the front and address organizational weaknesses while pushing through necessary and comprehensive organizational changes.” to meet the political challenges”.

Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday filed for the resignation of the leaders of the state parties of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur.

The results of five Assembly polls came as a shock to Congress, which hoped it would do well to revive its prospects for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls and tackle the emerging challenge of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP ) and denounce the Trinamool Congress to replace it as the fulcrum of anti-BJP politics in the country.

It is planned that the party will elect a new party leader later this year at the height of the organizational elections.


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