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Will Kharge forge his team in party’s third session?
New Delhi: It is now almost certain that Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge is not going to form his team as of now. His team will be formed only after the Congress session to be held at the end of February. This was indicated in the first meeting of the massive steering committee he had formed after becoming the president. Sonia Gandhi was also present in the meeting held on Sunday and there Kharge gave a sound advice to the party leaders. It was also clear from his advice that even though the office bearers of the party have resigned, they will continue to work as before. That’s why it is surprising as to what was the need to resign? When Randeep Surjewala will continue to be in charge of Karnataka and Avinash Pandey will continue to be in charge of Jharkhand, then what was the point of them resigning from the post of General Secretary?
Keep in mind that on October 26, the day Kharge took over, all the general secretaries had resigned. But no new appointment was made in their place and no other leader was made in-charge in the states. All the general secretaries who resigned are members of the steering committee. Kharge asked them how many times a month they visit the states under their charge and what is the status of the organization there at the district and block level. In a way it is clear that all the old office bearers will continue to work as before. All general secretaries, secretaries, communication team and all spokespersons will continue to work as before and report to Kharge. That’s why Kharge is in no hurry to form a new team. At the end of February, there will be a party convention in Chhattisgarh, in which the All India Congress Committee will seal Kharge’s elevation as president and after that he will form a new team.