After Azad, Sonia now meets Anand Sharma & Manish Tewari

Sonia Gandhi (IANS/File photo)

After Azad, Sonia now meets Anand Sharma & Manish Tewari

New Delhi, March 22, 2022

Days after meeting Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday met senior party leaders Anand Sharma and Manish Tewari to discuss proposals mooted by the disgruntled G-23 group.

In her efforts to put up a united face, Gandhi is reaching out to the dissidents in the party who have been demanding sweeping reforms.

Azad, who met the party chief on March 18, had said that there was no vacancy currently for the post of President and that nobody had asked her to quit.

Distancing himself from the views of senior party leader and fellow G-23 leader Kapil Sibal on leadership change, Azad had noted that Gandhi's offer to step aside had been rejected by all groups, including the one he belonged to, and "we wanted her to continue".

His remarks bolster indications that the Congress' internal battle seems heading towards a truce as the Gandhis have been proactively reaching out the dissenters with senior party leader Rahul Gandhi, who has been not having a good equation with former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, met him on March 17 and listened to his grievances.

Later, Hooda met the G-23 leaders.

IANS

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