Rahul Gandhi constitutes CWC; Kamal Nath, Digvijaya Singh among those dropped

Rahul Gandhi constitutes CWC; Kamal Nath, Digvijaya Singh among those dropped

Courtesy : NJ24/07/2018 18:48

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday constituted party's highest decision-making body consisting of both old and Young leaders, however, he dropped some prominent party leaders.

The new Congress Working Committee (CWC) includes 23 members, 18 permanent invitees, and 10 special invitees.

Among those who are in the Congress Working Committee are: Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Dr Manmohan Singh, Motilal Vora, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, AK Antony, Ahmed Patel, Ambika Soni, Oommen Chandy, Tarun Gogoi, Siddararnaiah, Anand Sharma, Harish Rawat, Kumari Selja, Mukul Wasnik, Avinash Pande, KC Venugopal, Dipak Babaria, Tamradhwaj Sahu, Raghuveer Meena, Gaikhangarn and Ashok Gehlot. 

 Deepak Babaria, Jitendra Singh, Gaurav Gogoi, Randeep Surjewala, and Anugrah Narayan Singh are among the young leaders appointed as the state in charges.

The heads of five frontal organisations of the party - INTUC, Sewa Dal, Youth Congress, Mahila Congress and NSUI - are part of the special invitees.

Senior Congress leaders Digvijay Singh, Kamal Nath, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Mohan Prakash and CP Joshi and Janardan Dwivedi are among those who have been dropped from the new Congress Working Committee (CWC).

Among the new faces are Mukul Wasnik, Avinash Pande, KC Venugopal, Dipak Babaraia, Tamradhwaj Sahu, Gaikhangam and Ashok Gehlot, whom he has also made party general secretaries.

Gandhi has also convened the first meeting of the extended CWC on July 22 to chalk out the party's future strategy. 

This the first CWC formed by the Congress chief after assuming charge of the party. 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.

 

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