The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Tuesday extended the term of party president Sonia Gandhi by a year, as it launched a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi government over a range of issues including price rise, "servility to the RSS", problems of farmers and its policy on Pakistan.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the party had faced poll routs in the past several elections, including the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, not because of the Bharatiya Janata Party but as a consequence of party workers' angst.
Voices of discomfiture have come to fore in Congress over the remarks of senior leader P Chidambaram that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi should "speak more" and that even a non-Gandhi family member can be party President someday.
Former Congress Working Committee member Jagmit Singh Brar on Friday created a flutter with his remarks that there was "no harm" if Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi take a two-year break in the wake of Lok Sabha poll debacle.
Cracking the whip against its sulking Haryana MP Chaudhary Birender Singh who appears set to join the BJP, the Congress on Thursday night removed him from the party`s working committee and sought an explanation from the senior leader asking why he was associating with the saffron party.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi offered to resign in wake of the party`s worst-ever performance in the Lok Sabha polls here on Monday, but the Congress Working Committee (CWC) refused it, say reports.