The Congress party has decided to delay the election to party president due to the Covid pandemic. Sources told India TV that the Congress Working Committee (CWC) had earlier proposed holding internal elections on June 23 to elect a new president. However, However, the CWC, the party’s top decision-making body, later decided to put off the election till the pandemic situation improves.
During the meeting, party leaders had reportedly selected June 23 as the date to elect its new president. However, it decided to postpone them again amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the country. Party sources, quoted by news agency ANI, have said that the next schedule will be decided by the Congress’ Central Election Authority.
This is the third time when Congress has decided to postpone the elections to elect its new president. The top post in the party remains vacant since Rahul Gandhi resigned after Congress’ debacle in the 2019 Lok Sabha election.