Congress Working Committee To Meet Today

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Congress Working Committee To Meet Today

There has been speculation that party vice president Rahul Gandhi could be elevated to the post of Congress president.

New Delhi:  With the Congress on the back-foot after facing a string of electoral defeats since the Lok Sabha polls, its highest decision-making body the Congress Working Committee or CWC will meet in Delhi today to chalk out its political strategy.

Amid speculation about the elevation of party vice president Rahul Gandhi as Congress president at the CWC meeting, party spokesperson Randip Surjewala on Monday said that the Congress vice president was "our leader even when he was general secretary".

"You will be informed whenever the decision is taken as per the party constitution," he said.

This will be the second CWC meeting in recent months to discuss the political situation and the challenge before the Congress after the session last year, during which Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul had offered to resign in the wake of the worst-ever
debacle of the Congress in the general elections, which had seen its tally plummeting to 44 from 206.

The CWC had met a few other times, but those meetings were held only for the passage of condolence resolutions in the wake of the demise of AR Antulay and some other senior leaders.

The CWC meeting is also likely to discuss organisational issues like the appointment of office bearers through election or nomination, with opinions in the party sharply divided over it.


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