The meeting began at the Central Hall of Parliament today to elect a new leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP).
All 52 Lok Sabha MPs of the Congress were present at the meeting, besides its members in the Rajya Sabha. Besides electing a new leader, the MPs chalked out the party’s strategy for the upcoming session of Parliament.
This was the first official meeting that Congress president Rahul Gandhi attended after the May 25 meeting of the party’s working committee, where he had offered to quit as Congress chief.
The CWC has already rejected his offer to resign and unanimously passed a resolution authorising him to bring structural changes in the party at all levels in a bid to revamp it.