Cong Working Committee Meet in Delhi to Discuss Presidential Poll

Top Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, P Chidambaram and other CWC members attended the meeting.

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 Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and party chief Sonia Gandhi during a news conference in New Delhi. (Photo: Reuters)

The Congress Working Committee, chaired by party president Sonia Gandhi, met in New Delhi on 6 June to discuss the current political situation and the upcoming presidential elections.

The meeting of the highest decision-making body of the party, which was held at Sonia Gandhi’s residence, was attended by party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Others at the meeting included top Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, P Chidambaram, Ambika Soni, Janardan Dwiwedi and other CWC members.

Party sources said the CWC is expected to ratify the schedule for organisational polls. According to the schedule, the next Congress president has to be elected by 15 October.

At the CWC’s November meeting, party members, including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and senior leader AK Antony, had made a strong pitch for Rahul to take over the reins of the party.

The CWC met at a time when the Congress is seeking to unite opposition parties ahead of the presidential election. It wants a broad coalition of opposition parties in place ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to take on the BJP.

According to party sources, the issue of cow vigilantism was also discussed during the meeting.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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