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Shashi Tharoor Meets Sonia Gandhi; Supports Petition For Reforms

Tharoor took to Twitter to support a petition by a group of young party members seeking reforms

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Congress leader Shashi Tharoor met party president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Monday. It is believed that Shashi Tharoor is also in the race for the new President of Congress. The meeting between the two took place after a petition for reforms in the party was publicly approved.

The Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram took to Twitter to support a petition by a group of young party members seeking reforms and called for implementation of the Udaipur Declaration.

In May, there was a gathering of Congress leaders in Udaipur, in which there was a churn about the future and reforms of the party. In this, everyone had agreed to conduct elections in a transparent manner, one candidate from one family.

Tharoor shared the petition on Twitter. So far 650 people have signed it. In the tweet, he wrote, 'I welcome this petition, which has been circulated by Youth Congress members so that the party can be reformed. It has got 650 signatures so far. I am happy to support this and it will go further.'

The internal election in the party for the Congress President is to be held in October. Sonia Gandhi has been the president of the party for a long time. Party leaders are continuously requesting Rahul Gandhi to take over the command but he is refusing. Recently, the party has asked its state unit to request Sonia Gandhi to elect the state unit president and members of the All India Congress Committee (AICC).

At the same time, G-23 leaders believe that this has cleared the way for the Gandhi family to hold the post of Congress President, whether elections are held or not. Tharoor is also a member of G-23 and has not ruled out the possibility of contesting the election of Congress president. He recently told PTI, 'I welcome the elections to be held. I think it is good for the party.'

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