New Delhi The meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Monday to deliberate on leadership change in the party ended with a majority of the senior party leaders attending the meeting urging Sonia Gandhi to continue as party chief, sources said.
After a marathon meeting of the CWC, the highest decision making body of the party, it was resolved that Gandhi should continue as Congress chief till the process of selection of a new party chief is completed.
The meeting of the CWC witnessed stormy proceedings with Sonia Gandhi offering to resign as party chief and requesting CWC to begin deliberations to replace her even as senior party leaders Manmohan Singh and A K Antony urging her to continue.
The sources said that in a letter read out at the start of the CWC meeting by AICC General secretary K C Venugopal, Sonia Gandhi asked the party to relieve as Congress president.
The letter, written in response to a letter written by several top leaders calling for overhaul of the party organization, requested CWC to start the process to replace her as interim president.