Rahul Chairs First Meeting Of New CWC; Accuses BJP Of Oppressing Poor, Dalits

NEW DELHI:

 

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, chairing the first meeting of the new Congress Working Committee (CWC), today described the revamped CWC as a bridge between the past, present and future and asked party men to rise and fight for India’s oppressed. Rahul Gandhi accused the BJP of oppressing the poor and Dalits and urged party workers to fight for India’s poor.

 

Describing the Congress as the “voice of India”, Gandhi, addressing the extended CWC meeting in New Delhi, said the party had a responsibility towards the present and the future.

He said the CWC — the party’s highest decision-making body — had experience and energy and was a bridge between the past, present and future.

 

Congress President Rahul Gandhi is today chairing his first meeting of the newly constituted Congress Working Committee (CWC) after taking over as party chief in December last.

 

Former prime minister  Manmohan Singh, in his address assured Rahul Gandhi that he and all other Congressmen will help him in the onerous task of restoring India’s social harmony and economic development. Dr. Manmohan Singh  rejects the culture of constant self praise & Jumlas of PM as against solid policy framework for driving the engine of growth.

 

Rejecting Modi govt claim on doubling income of farmer by 2022 he also Points out that claim of doubling farm income by 2022 will require an Agri Growth Rate of 14%, which is nowhere in sight.

 

The crucial meeting of the revamped CWC is underway in Parliament House Annexe and comes two days after the no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha which the Opposition lost.

 

Senior leader P Chidambaram said the Congress can expect to win 150 seats from 12 states where it has a strong footing. But the party needs to form strategic alliance with regional parties in the rest of the states.

 

The committee, which was announced last week after Gandhi deliberated on its composition for close to seven months, is expected to take stock of the current political, economic and internal and external security situation of the country besides discussing party strategy for the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament.

 

There is also a likelihood of the new committee members brainstorming on the strategies to be adopted to counter Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP in the run up to assembly elections later this year and General Elections 2019.

 

Gandhi has set the tone for the Congress strategy by going forward and hugging Prime Minister Modi during the no-confidence motion discussions in Lok Sabha and by proclaiming that he will counter the BJP’s hatred and anger with Congress’ love and compassion.

 

Among those present at today’s meeting include former prime minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, top Congress leaders AK Antony, Motilal Vora, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge and Ashok Gehlot among others.

 

This is the meeting of extended CWC which also consists of all state party chiefs and legislature party leaders apart from the regular CWC members, permanent and special invitees to the committee.

 

Gandhi’s CWC has 23 regular members instead of 25 allowed by the party constitution. It has 18 permanent and eight special invitees.

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