An important Congress Working Committee meeting chaired by President Sonia Gandhi is underway on Tuesday. In this meeting which is held in Delhi, the party is likely to discuss the current political situation and the upcoming presidential poll. Significantly, Congress Working Committee is the highest decision-making body, gathered at Sonia Gandhi’s residence was attended by vice-president Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh. Senior party leaders such as former finance minister P Chidambaram, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Janardan Dwivedi, Ambika Soni, and other CWC members are present during the meeting.
The main agenda of the meeting would be to discuss the current political situation prevailing in the country. According to reports, some leaders said that will likely discuss the issue of cow vigilantism as well as the economic situation. They said the CWC is expected to approve the program for organisational polls. As per the election schedule, the next Congress president has to be elected by October 15. This meeting also comes just ahead of the presidential poll.
As BJP continues to hold a strong ground in the political picture of India, Congress is seeking to achieve a broad coalition of opposition parties ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The party’s decision to attain a working coalition ahead of LS elections assumes significance as the BJP and its allies have gained in strength since the Modi government was formed in May 2014.
Meanwhile, Rahul’s elevation as the party president was unanimously backed by CWC members in November last year and it’s likely they will take it further.