23 Congress leaders write to Sonia Gandhi, seek major changes in the party

The signatories cutting across various age groups and regions, include senior Congress leaders, former union ministers and ex-CMs

Congress President Rahul Gandhi with Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh presides the party's ‘Steering Committee' meeting  in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

In the letter, the signatories have flagged issues related to uncertainty in leadership and "drift" which have demoralised the party's workers.

BS Web Team New Delhi
In a rare move, 23 senior leaders of the Congress party have flagged the leadership issue in a letter to Sonia Gandhi, according to a report in The Indian Express. 

The leaders have called for major organisational reforms. According to the Indian Express report, the leaders have acknowledged that the party is losing its support base and also the confidence of the youth, who are voting for Narendra Modi. The letter was sent a fortnight ago, says the report.

The letter accessed by the newspaper acknowledges the return of Narendra Modi's government with clear mandate and calls for a “full time and effective leadership” which is both “visible” and “active” in the field. The leaders have also requested for transparent

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First Published: Aug 23 2020 | 9:51 AM IST

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