Letter On Leadership: ‘Get Together And Find A New Chief,’ Says Sonia Gandhi
New Delhi: Responding to a letter written by a group of party leaders, who sought a complete overhaul of the organisation, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday said that all of them should get together and find a new chief as she does not want to carry out the responsibilities any further, reported Hindustan Times (HT).
Gandhi told them that she was not interested in leading the party once again when the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on August 10 requested her to assume the reins of the organisation again, HT quoted a senior functionary as saying on condition of anonymity.
Sonia Gandhi had accepted the post of the interim chief after much persuasion only on one condition that the party will find her replacement soon.
According to HT, the letter has been in the works for at least the past month. The newspaper reported that several leaders it spoke to confirmed that Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal, both Rajya Sabha MPs have taken the main initiative in drafting the letter.