Congress to elect new president in September 2022

Clearing the air on the much-awaited question many ask, Congress' Central Election Authority president Madhusudan Mistry on Wednesday said the party would get its new national president by the end of September 2022.

The grand old party is presently headed by interim president Sonia Gandhi, who took over after her son and Congress MP Rahul Gandhi resigned from the post in July 2019 following the party`s defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

"As per schedule decided by Congress Working Committee, the election process for the post of Congress president will be completed by September," Mistry told ANI. The membership drive is presently going on in full swing and the process will be completed by March 31, next year, he underlined. Mistry, who met Sonia Gandhi on Monday, said a digital membership drive is also going on.