Few days back Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot had said that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi should take over as party president. He also said that he wants Sonia Gandhi to remain the parliamentary party head to guide the organisation.
Rahul's mother Sonia Gandhi is the current Congress president and one of the reasons being put forward is her style of working which includes going in for compromise.
But as per a moneycontrol report, "Sources say the Congress top leadership prefer Sonia to continue at the helm, and don't want Rahul to take over as the President. Sources say most of leaders feel Rahul's elevation just before Bihar Assembly elections wouldn't bode well for the party.
Top leaders also prefer Sonia's style of functioning to Rahul's and many also feel that Opposition parties prefer to deal with with the former and not the latter."
The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will be meeting in New Delhi on September 8 when it will deliberate on a host of issues to take on the Modi government, which it forced onto the back foot over the land bill and alleged wrongdoing by BJP leaders, including two chief ministers.
The meeting comes days after the land ordinance was allowed to lapse as the government, facing stiff all-round resistance, decided not to re-promulgate it for the fourth time.
"A meeting of the CWC is proposed on 8th September to discuss the current political situation," party General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi said.
Party sources said the Narendra Modi government is likely to come under renewed attack over Congress' pending demand for the resignation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in the wake of the Lalit Modi controversy and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan over the Vyapam scam.