Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal has said that while Congress president Sonia Gandhi held an “open discussion” and promised internal elections, there is still “no response” and “clarity” on how and when that will happen.
The senior leader’s comments came with respect to the meeting that Sonia Gandhi had with top party leadership nearly a month ago with regards to introducing reforms within the party.
Expressing his confusion with regard to the clarity on the Congress internal polls, Sibal was quoted as telling the Indian Express that the party believes that elections will be conducted consistent with the provisions of the Constitution.
He said the election of the president will be conducted along with the election of the Working Committee, and the election of the Central Election Committee. He added that the party wants the institutions of the Parliamentary Board to be revived but since the meeting on December 19, they have had no response on how and when this will happen.
“We hope that that response comes in the next few days because it’s very important for the Congress to revive itself as a political force in our country,” the senior party leader said.