Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Thursday met former party president Rahul Gandhi after attending a meeting of Congress dissidents, commonly known as G-23, on Wednesday. According to sources, Bhupinder Singh Hooda is unhappy with the way the party's Haryana unit chief Kumari Selja works.
18 Congress leaders, including some new faces besides some members of the G-23, held a meeting last night, stressing the need for "collective, inclusive leadership". Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who is considered very popular among the public, is one of the new faces who attended the meeting on Wednesday.
About two years ago, 23 dissatisfied leaders of the party wrote a letter to Sonia Gandhi demanding many major changes in the party including a change of leadership. The dissidents met on Wednesday, days after the Congress Working Committee (CWC) reviewed the party's rout in the recent assembly elections.
The results of the assembly elections held in five states were extremely disappointing for the party, which was hoping to strengthen its position for the Lok Sabha elections to be held in 2024 with the help of these elections. CWC meeting for election preparations The formation of a new committee was discussed after the Parliament session, but no drastic changes were promised.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi then demanded the resignation of the presidents of the party's state units in the five election states Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa, and Manipur.