Rahul Gandhi had formed a new Congress Working Committee and removed the dead wood from the party’s top decision-making body.
By Rakesh Raman
The newly formed Congress Working Committee (CWC) under the leadership of Congress president Rahul Gandhi is meeting in New Delhi today.
The focus of the discussion at the CWC meeting will be on the upcoming state elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh as well as the Lok Sabha election that is scheduled to take place in 2019.
All Pradesh Congress Committee presidents and Congress Legislature Party leaders have been invited for the meeting which is being hosted just a couple of days after Rahul Gandhi’s stellar performance in the Parliament during the debate on no-confidence motion against the BJP-led government.
Revealing the future election strategy of Congress, former Congress president Sonia Gandhi said that the party is committed to make alliances work and the party will support Rahul Gandhi in this endeavour.
We are committed to make alliances work and we are all with him (CP @RahulGandhi) in this endeavour.
We have to rescue our people from a dangerous regime that is compromising the democracy of India: Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi pic.twitter.com/RrjKxNTLXj
— Congress (@INCIndia) July 22, 2018
“We have to rescue our people from a dangerous (Modi) regime that is compromising the democracy of India,” Sonia Gandhi added.
Similarly, former prime minister and Congress leader Manmohan Singh assured full support to Rahul Gandhi. “I assure Rahul Gandhi ji that we will fully support him on his onerous task of restoring India’s social harmony and economic development,” Manmohan Singh said at the CWC meet.
Rahul Gandhi had formed a new CWC group about a week ago and removed the dead wood from the party’s top decision-making body. He has dropped veteran Congress leaders including Digvijaya Singh, Janardan Dwivedi, Kamal Nath, Sushil Kumar Shinde, and Karan Singh from the CWC.
Strangely, however, he has retained old hats like AK Antony, Ahmed Patel, Ambika Soni, Motilal Vora, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge, Anand Sharma, and Kumari Selja.
The new CWC includes 23 members, 19 permanent invitees and 9 special invitees. Besides Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, and Manmohan Singh, former Congress chief ministers Ashok Gehlot, Oomen Chandy, Tarun Gogoi, Siddharamaiah, and Harish Rawat have also found a place in the CWC.
By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society.
Photo courtesy: Congress