Congress Working Committee Will Meet After Parliament Session: Spokesman

The meeting discussed preparations for the 75th birth anniversary celebrations of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi later this month. The Congress plans to hold a big political event to commemorate the event.

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Congress Working Committee Will Meet After Parliament Session: Spokesman

CWC will meet after the current session of Parliament, but a date and time has not been finalised


New Delhi: 

The Congress Working Committee or CWC will meet after the current session of Parliament, the party said today as speculation deepens about who will take Rahul Gandhi's place as Congress President.

Rahul Gandhi was very much a part of the meeting and would attend, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said. "The CWC will meet after the current session of Parliament, but a date for the same has not been finalised yet," Mr Surjewala said.

He was speaking to reporters after a meeting of Congress general secretaries and leaders in-charge of various states.

Mr Surjewala said as and when a date is finalised for the meeting of the CWC, it will be made public. The CWC is the highest decision-making body of the Congress.

The current session of Parliament is likely to end on August 7.

Congress leader P L Punia also said that during the meeting of party leaders, AICC general secretary organisation K C Venugopal proposed that a meeting of the CWC could be held after the Parliament session at the convenience of Rahul Gandhi.

Mr Gandhi resigned as party president after taking full moral responsibility of the Lok Sabha poll debacle at a meeting of CWC on May 28.

However, the CWC rejected his resignation and authorised him to restructure the party at all levels. Mr Gandhi has made it clear he will not continue as president and neither will any member of the Gandhi family be the next president.

A host of leaders holding party positions, a majority of them in the middle-level, have since resigned to enable restructuring of the party ever since Mr Gandhi resigned.

Top Congress leaders have been pondering over who could succeed Rahul Gandhi and several rounds of meetings have taken place, but a decision on his successor has not been taken yet.

Many names have been doing the rounds as possible choice for Congress president, with a debate generated within by some party leaders to install a young leader to lead the party.

The meeting discussed preparations for the 75th birth anniversary celebrations of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi later this month. The Congress plans to hold a big political event to commemorate the event.



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