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No question on leadership: 'Rebel' Ghulam Nabi Azad after meeting Sonia Gandhi Sonia Gandhi | Ghulam Nabi Azad

No question on leadership: 'Rebel' Ghulam Nabi Azad after meeting Sonia Gandhi

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 18 Mar 2022, 08:14 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday met party senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, a day after the core group of its 'G-23' dissidents, held a third round of discussions following the massive election defeats in five states.

"It was a good meeting with the Congress President. It may be news for you but it was a regular, usual meeting with the President," Azad told reporters after the meeting.

"The discussion was on how unitedly Congress party can prepare for the upcoming elections. There was no question on leadership. No one had asked Mrs Gandhi to quit in the CWC," he added.

The group of Congress's G-23 dissidents held a series of meetings at Ghulam Nabi Azad's residence since March 10 when poll results of five states were declared.

Among those who attended the meeting on Thursday were Kapil Sibal, Anand Sharma and Bhupinder Hooda.

The meeting was held as a feedback session with Hooda, who met Rahul Gandhi earlier on Thursday.

G-23 dissidents and some new entrants to the party pitched for a "collective, inclusive leadership" in Monday's meeting.

On Sunday at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting called to discuss the poll results, it was decided that Sonia Gandhi will continue to be the interim chief of the Congress.

The G-23 had written to Sonia Gandhi in 2020 seeking a "full-time and visible leadership" following a series of earlier poll defeats.

According to the report, Rahul Gandhi agreed with the suggestions that had been put forward at the G-23 meet.