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Sonia Gandhi to continue as interim chief

The Congress Working Committee, CWC meeting was held in New Delhi today. Briefing media this evening, Congress General Secretary K. C. Venugopal said, the CWC unanimously requested Sonia Gandhi to continue as interim chief till the time AICC session can be convened. 

He said, CWC unanimously resolved to strengthen the hands of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi in every possible way. Mr Venugopal said, CWC noted that inner-party issues can not be deliberated through the media or in public fora. 

He said, the CWC urged and advised all concerned to raise such issues only in party fora in the interest of propriety and discipline. Mr Venugopal said, CWC authorised Sonia Gandhi to effect necessary organisational changes to deal with challenges facing the party.

The meeting was attended by senior CWC members including Dr. Manmohan Singh, Ashok Gehlot, Captain Amarinder Singh, Bhupesh Singh Baghel, P. Chidambaram, A.K. Antony and Priyanka Gandhi among others. 

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