In news-G23 leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has been named in the party’s list of “star campaigners” for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, recently.
What is G23?
- It is a group of Congress party senior leaders who seek reform in the working of Congress party.
- In August 2020, 23 senior Congress leaders wrote a letter to interim party chief Sonia Gandhi requesting immediate and active leadership and organizational rejig.
- Amid the thinning base of the grand-old party, leaders have demanded a democratic set up within the national party as it struggled to have a leader, post-Sonia Gandhi’s resignation.
- Some of the important leaders of this group are Ghulam Nabi Azad, Shashi Tharoor, Manish Tewari, Anand Sharma, Mukul Wasnik, Bhupendra Singh Hooda, M. Veerappa Moily, Prithviraj Chavan and Kapil Sibal, etc