23 senior leaders wrote a letter to party chief Sonia Gandhi, asking her for “sweeping changes” in the party.
Congress Working Committee Resolution
Dated : 24/08/2020
“The Congress Working Committee [‘CWC’] takes note of the letter of Congress President, Smt. Sonia Gandhi addressed to General Secretary (Organisation) as also a letter written earlier by certain Congress leaders to the Congress President.
The CWC has extensively deliberated on the letters and, after detailed discussion, places on record the following:
First, the last six months have seen the nation in the throes of multiple crises. We have been beset by (i) the Corona pandemic that continues to claim thousands of lives, (ii) downward-spiraling economy, (iii) massive job losses and growing poverty, and (iv) brazen aggression into and occupation of Indian territory by the Chinese.
Second, the two voices that have been at the forefront of exposing the Government’s inadequate responses, divisive politics and audacious propaganda are of Smt. Sonia Gandhi and Shri. Rahul Gandhi. Smt. Sonia Gandhi’s hard questions on the handling of the migrants’ crisis put this Government to shame. She ensured that Congress-ruled states tackled the pandemic effectively and provided access to healthcare and treatment to all sections of the people. Her leadership has rankled and embarrassed those occupying the highest offices in this Government. Shri. Rahul Gandhi has resolutely led the fight against the government from the front. The CWC, reflecting the overwhelming view and desire of the rank and file of the Congress, unanimously resolved to strengthen the hands of Smt. Sonia Gandhi and Shri. Rahul Gandhi in every possible way. The CWC makes it clear that no one will be or can be permitted to undermine or weaken the party and its leadership at this juncture. The responsibility of every Congress worker and leader today is to fight the pernicious assault on India’s democracy, pluralism and diversity by the Modi Government.
Third, and most importantly, the voices of our two leaders have inspired a generation of Indians, both within and outside of the Indian National Congress, to rise and demand answers from this Government which seeks to desperately distract the people through shallow and manufactured issues. It is under their leadership that crores of Congress workers and supporters have reached out to fill the large, callous gaps in governance left by this Government as a result of which millions belonging to the poor and middle classes have been unjustly deprived of their rights and their livelihoods.
Fourthly, the CWC notes that inner-party issues can not be deliberated through the media or in public fora. The CWC urges and advises all concerned to raise such issues only in party fora in the interest of propriety and discipline.
Fifthly, the CWC authorises the Congress President to affect necessary organisational changes that she may deem appropriate to take on the challenges listed above.
In the light of the above deliberations and conclusions, the CWC unanimously requests Smt. Sonia Gandhi to continue to lead the Indian National Congress until such time as circumstances will permit an AICC session to be convened.”
List of the members signed the letter questioning Congress leadership
- Ghulam Nabi Azad;
- Anand Sharma,
- Kapil Sibal,
- Manish Tewari,
- Shashi Tharoor;
- Vivek Tankha;
- Mukul Wasnik
- Jitin Prasada
- Bhupinder Singh Hooda,
- Rajender Kaur Bhattal,
- M Veerappa Moily,
- Prithviraj Chavan,
- P J Kurian,
- Ajay Singh,
- Renuka Chaudhary,
- Milind Deora;
- Raj Babbar (UP),
- Arvinder Singh Lovely (Delhi)
- Kaul Singh Thakur (Himachal);
- Akhilesh Prasad Singh,
- Kuldeep Sharma;
- Yoganand Shastri
- Sandeep Dixit
MEMBERS OF THE CWC as on 24/08/2020
Smt. Sonia Gandhi, MP-PRESIDENT -10, Janpath New DelhiTel: (O): 23019080 23019056 (R): 23014481 23014161Fax: (R) 23018651Email: email@example.com
Dr Manmohan Singh, MP 3, Moti Lal Nehru Place, New DelhiTel: 23018668 23015470
Shri Rahul Gandhi, MP 12, Tughlak Lane New DelhiTel: 23795161 Fax: 23012410Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, MP C1/4, Humayun Road, New Delhi – 110 003Mobile: 9868180498 9871393292Email: email@example.com
Shri Ahmed Patel, MP 23, Mother Teresa Crescent New DelhiTel: (O): 23017127 23792375 23019080 (R) 23014669Fax: 23793801Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shri Ajay Maken, Ex-MP J-12/2, Major Sudesh Gadok Marg Rajouri Garden, New DelhiTel: (O) 23019080 23015947 22301269Mobile: 8744045655 9868180656 9868180535 9810707989Email: email@example.com
Shri A. K. Antony, MP 2, Jantar Mantar Road New Delhi-110001Tel: (R) 23738626Mobile: 9868181181Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Smt. Ambika Soni, MP 84, Lodhi Estate New DelhiTel: (O) 23019080 23792376 (R) 24625053 24604801
Shri Anand Sharma, MP 28, Lodhi Estate New DelhiTel: (O) : 23019080 (R) : 24634755 24643663Mobile: 9810136512Email: email@example.com
Shri Gaikhangam C.S. Bungalow, Babupara, Imphal, ManipurTel: (O) 23019080Mobile: 9436021714Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, MP 5, South Avenue Lane New DelhiTel: (O) 23061661 23061751 (R) 23792052 23792944Email: email@example.com
Shri Harish Rawat 190, South Avenue Lane, New Delhi – 110011Tel: (O) 23019080Mobile: 9968555555Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Shri K.C. Venugopal, MP 24, Akbar Road, New DelhiTel: (O) 23019080 23018277 23794078 (F) 0477-2266220Mobile: 9447016661Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Shri Luizinho Faleiro Luchel“, Caminho De Monte Borda, Margao – GoaTel: 0832-2731779 011-23018277Mobile: 9822198414Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Shri Motilal Vora, Ex-MP 7 South Avenue, New DelhiTel: (O): 23019373 23019080 (R): 23793838Mobile: 9868181076Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, MP 9, Safdarjung Road New DelhiTel: (O) 23019080 (R) 23793082 23793068Mobile: 9650094444Email: email@example.com
Shri Mukul Wasnik, Ex-MP 191, South Avenue, New Delhi-110011Tel: (O) 23019080 23018278 (R) 23014423Mobile: 9811658584Fax: 23016168Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Shri Oommen Chandy, Ex-CM Karothu Vallakkalil, Puttupally Kottayam, KeralaTel: (O) : 23019080 0471-2345600 23019373 (R):0481-2351135 2342602Mobile: 9447033333Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Smt. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra 24, Akbar Road, New Delhi-110011Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shri Raghuveer Singh Meena, Ex-MP S-1/11-12, Rajasthan Housing Board Colony Hiran Magri, Sector No. 14, Udaipur (Rajasthan) – 313 001Tel: (0294) 2980686Mobile: 9414057686Email: email@example.com
Shri Tamradhwaj Sahu, Ex-MP 102, Kaveri Apartments, MP’s Flats, Dr. Bishambar Das Marg, New Delhi-110001Tel: (O) 23321476Mobile: 9013869105 9425202225Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Shri Tarun Gogoi, Ex-CM Naziarali, P.O.- Jorhat Assam – 785 001Tel: (O) 23019080 0361-2361112Mobile: 9678002244Email: firstname.lastname@example.org