The rebels, and a few fresh faces, met twice within 48 hours, last brainstorming session being held on Thursday evening.
New Delhi: Congress chief Sonia Gandhi had a quiet meeting with senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Holi Friday to perhaps gauge the extent of the unhappiness simmering in the rebel camp.
The rebels, also known as G-23 – a group of 23 leaders who demanded organisational change last year – have met twice since the Congress’ humiliating rout in five states last week.
Though dissenters calmed nerves among loyalists that the meetings were held with the full knowledge of Sonia Gandhi, some of the pro-Gandhi camp were very angry with senior leader Kapil Sibal, who had openly attacked the Gandhis two days ago. Sibal said the Gandhis must voluntarily move away from the helm.
The rebels, and a few fresh faces, met twice within 48 hours, last brainstorming session being held on Thursday evening. Both meetings were at Ghulam Nabi Azad’s home.