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CWC Meet Very Soon: Congress Spokesperson Surjewala as Azad, Sibal Raise Demands

Ghulam Azad had written to the Congress president demanding that a meeting of the CWC be immediately convened.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Following demands by G-23 leaders for a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meet, party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that the same will take place very soon.</p></div>
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Following demands by G-23 leaders for a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meet, party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that the meeting will take place very soon.

Surjewala, on Thursday, 30 September, was quoted by ANI as saying:

"Before leaving for Shimla, Congress president Sonia Gandhi had already indicated that a CWC meeting shall be called very soon. Accordingly, the CWC meeting shall be held in the coming days."

Both Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal – who were part of the G-23 group that had written to interim president Sonia Gandhi with a slew of concerns – on Wednesday sought a meeting in the face of multiple desertions and turmoil in the organisation.

Azad had written to the Congress president demanding that a meeting of the CWC be immediately convened and the party welcome suggestions.

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Meanwhile, Sibal, on Wednesday, was quoted by ANI as saying:

"There’s no Congress president at this moment. We know and yet we don't know. We don’t know who’s taking these decisions. Party must make sure they remain united. Only Congress can save the nation."

The G-23

The G-23, who have been dubbed “a group of 23 dissenting leaders”, have often maintained that they want the best for the party.

Earlier in February, party leader Raj Babbar was quoted by ANI as saying:

“People say 'G23', I say Gandhi 23. With the belief, resolve and thinking of Mahatma Gandhi, this nation's law and Constitution was formed. Congress is standing strongly to take these forward. 'G23' want Congress to be strong.”

In August last year, the G23 wrote to Sonia Gandhi seeking the party’s revival. They had asked for changes in the party, arguing that the party’s revival is “a national imperative”.

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