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Congress steering committee updates: Party claims 367 LoUs were issued to Nirav Modi under NDA govt

Rahul had dissolved the Congress Working Committee (CWC), party's highest decision-making body, and constituted a new 34-member steering committee that will function for the party's upcoming plenary session.

FP Staff February 17, 2018 19:51:22 IST
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Congress steering committee updates: Party claims 367 LoUs were issued to Nirav Modi under NDA govt

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Feb 17, 2018 - 18:51 (IST)

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Plenary Session of Congress will take place in Delhi on 16, 17 and 18 March; New Congress Working Commitee will be formed thereafter.

Feb 17, 2018 - 17:56 (IST)

Rahul says Narendra Modi destroyed India's financial system

"The fact of the matter is that the prime minister has destroyed the financial system of the country with politicies like demonetisation. He told the people to put money into the banks. Now his friends and cronies are stealing it from the banks," he said, in a short press briefing.

Feb 17, 2018 - 17:51 (IST)

Steering committee meeting ends, Rahul Gandhi addresses media

"Narendra Modi teaches students how to appear for exams. But does not say who's responsible for Nirav Modi fraud. The question is he took the money from the country's pockets. He told the citizens to put money in the bank and that it will be secure. Now he's not uttering a word," Congress president Rahul Gandhi at media briefing.

The newly formed 34-member Congress steering committee will hold its first meeting on Saturday at 4 pm, party president Rahul Gandhi said on Friday. The steering committee will meet to decide on the schedule for the plenary session, which is likely to be held before the start of the second part of Budget Session of Parliament on 5 March.

Congress steering committee updates Party claims 367 LoUs were issued to Nirav Modi under NDA govt

File image of Congress President Rahul Gandhi. PTI

The session is likely to ratify Rahul's elevation as president of the party.

Rahul had dissolved the Congress Working Committee (CWC), party's highest decision-making body, and constituted a new 34-member steering committee that will function for the party's upcoming plenary session.  The new members of the CWC will be elected either at the plenary or after it.

While all CWC members are part of the new committee, some of the permanent invitees like Amarinder Singh, Vilas Muttemwar, RK Dhawan, Shivajirao Deshmukh, MV Rajasekharan and Mohsina Kidwai, as well all special invitees have been dropped.

"Rahul Gandhi has constituted a Steering Committee for the forthcoming plenary session as per Article XV (vii) (b) of the party Constitution. The Steering Committee will function in place of the Working Committee of the party," said party general secretary Janardan Dwivedi in a statement.

The 34 members in the steering committee are Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, AK Antony, Ahmed Patel, Ambika Soni, BK Hariprasad, CP Joshi, Digvijay Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Hemo Prova Saikia, Janardan Dwivedi, Kamal Nath, Mohan Prakash, Motilal Vora, Mukul Wasnik, Sushila Tiriya, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ashok Gehlot, K.C. Venugopal, Avinash Pande, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Deepak Babaria, PC Chacko, Asha Kumari, A Chella Kumar, RPN Singh, PL Punia, RC Khuntai, Karan Singh, P Chidambaram, Oscar Fernandes, Anand Sharma and Randeep Singh Surjewala.

Rahul formally took over as the new Congress president assuming the mantle of the country's oldest political party on 16 December, 2017. This was the first major organisational shake-up done by the Gandhi scion after he took over the party's reins from his mother.

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