Congress’ Central Election Authority president Madhusudan Mistry stated on Wednesday that the party would elect a new national president by the end of September 2022, answering a question that many have been asking.

Sonia Gandhi, the party’s interim president, took over after her son and Congress MP Rahul Gandhi resigned from the position in July 2019 following the party’s defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

“The election process for the office of Congress president will be concluded by September, as per the schedule established by the Congress Working Committee,” Mr Mistry told ANI.

He stated that the membership drive is currently in full gear and that the process will be completed by March 31, next year.

A digital membership campaign is also underway, according to Mr Mistry, who met Sonia Gandhi on Monday.

“After March, the election process will begin at the primary level, such as block, district, and state,” he stated, adding that the election for the position of party president will be concluded by September.

Mr Mistry further stated that everything is on track and that the party will have a new national president by October 1.

In response to a question about the election of members of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), Mr Mistry stated that the working committee will decide whether or not to organise an election for CWC members, which would then be communicated to the Central Election Authority.

Notably, a group of 23 Congress leaders (G-23) has written to Sonia Gandhi requesting a series of organisational reforms, including elections for CWC members, the party’s president, and the party’s Parliamentary Board.

G-23 members have aired their concerns on multiple times, causing a ruckus within the party. As a result, several CWC meetings were called, and it was decided that organisational elections should be held, but they were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the first time, the chairman of the Congress party’s Central Election Authority has spoken publicly on the pace of the process and the deadline for electing a new party president.

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