After 12 hours of discussions on Saturday, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) had requested Sonia Gandhi to lead the party. Sonia is currently the Chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance is likely to head the party till the next round of Assembly polls.
Other than the three Gandhi’s , – Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka, no other names were discussed by the CWC. A resolution appointing Sonia as interim President did not provide a time limit on which elections would be held to elect the next President. After Rahul Gandhi relinquished his post, there was a demand to have a transparent election with a wider electorate and three time MP Shashi Tharoor supported the demand.