New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi constituted the Congress Working Committee, the party's highest decision-making body, with a blend of young and old leaders and convened its first meeting on 22 July.
The new Congress Working Committee (CWC) includes 23 members, 19 permanent invitees and 9 special invitees, highly-placed sources said. Independent in-charges appointed for various states will be among the permanent invitees to the working committee as ex-officio members, while the heads of five frontal organisations of the party—INTUC, Sewa Dal, Youth Congress, Mahila Congress and NSUI—will be part of the special invitees.
ANI tweeted the list of CWC members:
51 members included in the new Congress Working Committee(CWC), Janardan Dwivedi has been dropped. pic.twitter.com/kPaD4KKl87
— ANI (@ANI) July 17, 2018
This the first CWC formed by the Congress chief after assuming charge of the party. The 22 July meeting will be of an 'extended working committee' as Rahul has also invited all state unit presidents and Congress Legislative party leaders from states.
The committee was dissolved prior to the election of the Congress president and the earlier panel was transformed into a steering committee till the party's plenary session that concluded in March. The CWC, which acts as an advisory panel on all key decisions of the party, was not in place since the plenary session in March.
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Updated Date: Jul 17, 2018 20:41 PM