Cong working committee to review replacement options for TMC?

New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee, the party's highest decision making body, will meet on Tuesday to take stock of the current political situation, party sources said.

"The CWC will meet on Tuesday to discuss the current political situation," a CWC member told IANS on condition of anonymity.

Sonia Gandhi.

The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government has been reduced to a working minority in the Lok Sabha after the 19 MPs of Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress parted ways over the latest economic reforms, including foreign equity in multi-brand retail.

Congress sources, however, claimed the government was stable and was backed by over 300 MPs with the outside support of the Samajwadi Party (22), Bahujan Samaj Party (21) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (4).

The exit of six Trinamool ministers has also created new vacancies in the council of ministers which have to be filled up during a reshuffle in the offing, said the party sources.

Plus, changes in the party organisation are needed in order to gear up for the coming state elections ahead of the general elections in 2014.

Sources said the current economic situation and the measures being taken by the government to improve it are also likely to be discussed at the CWC meet.

IANS