Congress Working Committee meet today, Sonia Gandhi likely to resign

Interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi looks set to announce her decision to step down at today’s meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party’s highest decision-making body, after 103 Congress leaders wrote a letter to her, seeking a complete re-haul of the organisation.

The letter, which was signed by former chief ministers and members of Parliament, alleged “drift” and “uncertainty” over the leadership of the 134-year-old party. The letter was signed by, among others, Kapil Sibal, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Shashi Tharoor, Bhupinder Hooda, Milind Deora, Manish Tewari and PJ Kurien, and delivered to her residence – 10, Janpath – on Independence Day.

Within the party, there is also a growing demand for holding elections to the post of the party president and for the seats of the CWC.