Election for AICC president likely by August end

The election of Sonia Gandhi as Congress president for the third consecutive time is likely by end of August after the monsoon session of Parliament is over.

Congress Working Committee will announce a detailed schedule for the election, though there is no immediate official word from the party on when the CWC would meet, According to party sources.

The whole exercise generally takes around a fortnight after CWC finalises the schedule.

As per the earlier schedule, Gandhi was set to be re-elected by July 25. However, the delay in completion of organisational polls appears to have extended her election.

Gandhi created a record of being the longest-serving party President and completed over a decade since she took over the top post in 1998, in the wake of the party’s dismal showing in the Lok Sabha polls that saw the exit of Sitaram Kesri from the post.

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