Sonia Gandhi unwell, Rahul Gandhi to chair CWC meeting

The meeting is significant as the Winter Session of Parliament is starting from 16th of this month and the Congress will finalise its strategy for the session.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Updated: November 7, 2016 6:29 pm
Congress Working Committee, Congress organisational elections, CWC, 2017 state assembly elections, India news, latest news, indian express There have been repeated suggestions that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi should take over the party’s reins from his mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi. (File Photo)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will chair the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Monday as party president Sonia Gandhi will skip the meet due to health reasons.

The CWC meeting will take a call on extending the deadline for the completion of the party’s organisational elections, which were to be completed by December 31.

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The meeting is expected to take stock of the current political situation and discuss its plans for the upcoming assembly elections in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur.

The meeting is significant as the Winter Session of Parliament is starting from 16th of this month and the Congress will finalise its strategy for the session.

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There have been repeated suggestions that Rahul Gandhi should take over reins of the party from his mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi and the CWC is likely to take a call on that issue Monday as well.

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    SubbuI
    Nov 7, 2016 at 6:08 am
    WE PRAY GOD FOR MADAM SONYA HI TO GET WELL SOON!lt;br/gt;ALSO BEST WISHES TO SRI RAHUL HI TO CAARRY FORWARD THE LAGACY AND GOOD WORK OF INC AND BRING BACK THE PARTY TO POWER TO CONTINUE TO DO THE GOOD WORK BY THE PARTY.CARRY ON RAHUL. WE ALL ARE WITH YOU-SUBBU( BORN.LIVING AND SHALL DIE AS CONGRESS MAN FOR LAST 72 YEARS)
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      Chand
      Nov 7, 2016 at 5:44 am
      Prashant Kishor should be made a member of the Congress working committee as he has become the main electoral strategist for the party. What a sad decline for a party which was once headed by political stalwarts.
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        arun dass
        Nov 7, 2016 at 8:10 am
        now , congress party is in a favourable condition , if Sonia dies for her illness , party spokesman will tell they don't know about the loot....it was only known to SONIA ....so please don't blame us......
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          arun dass
          Nov 7, 2016 at 5:51 am
          May be Congress party is realizing that the Indian People hate towards the dynastic family ..so gradually they are leaving the command to some trained looters....
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            Sreenivasan
            Nov 7, 2016 at 6:18 am
            It is time for the Congress Party to elect a President from it's working committee members. It need not elect Mr Rahul hi as its President. There are other eminent persons who can handle the party.
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              Francis Monteiro
              Nov 7, 2016 at 6:43 am
              why not Prinkaji play this kind of duty
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                mohan
                Nov 7, 2016 at 6:07 am
                Arvind kejriwal (of B Team) who had spearheaded the INDIAN SPRING to success in Delhi (on the back of Anna hazare), had a better chance to become next PM. But he is suffering from the following mental disorders other than cough like Kleptomania (Jungle Raj), Pseudologia Fantastica (pathological lying), Megalomania (Obama syndrome) and Schizophrenia (INC syndrome due to old age). The garbage is getting rotten and soon it starts stinking
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                  mohan
                  Nov 7, 2016 at 6:53 am
                  The CONG party has the ignominious history of sidelining and rusticating its eminent leaders. Sardar patel was snubbed for Nehru to become the PM. Later Lal Bahadur Shashtri died mysteriously in Bolshevik Russia. Many great leaders like Kamaraj, R Shanker and Karunakaran were removed from their chair by the party top leadership just because of the fear that they may rise above the party
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                    mohan
                    Nov 7, 2016 at 6:09 am
                    UP election is going to be much more fierce than Bihar. Prashant Kishor's campaign, using Kejriwal and RaGa, started with OROP, one day ban of NDTV. LalitGate, Dadri-Beef incidents, intolerance, Award Wapasi etc were the highlights of Bihar campaign. Before Bihar elections, the IT cell of Nitish Kumar and Prashant Kishor recruited many young students, created many fake accounts in social media and News forums and started spreading lies and rumors. The script writers made pionate stories. But the SP-Congress Mahagathbandhan may not Prove Fatal for BJP, because of Maya. This alliance could be a loose-loose situation for both the SP and the Congress. A similar alliance with Cong in WB and TN was not a success
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                      O Sajid
                      Nov 7, 2016 at 6:53 am
                      Also pray that Rahul baba gets married soon and gets the next generation of princes or prince ready.. Otherwise Congress party "anaath" ho jayegi.
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                        O Sajid
                        Nov 7, 2016 at 6:50 am
                        Good - Mommy making way for kiddo..................... Congress fought against British but learned the Monarchy from them - Now their queen is getting ready to p the reigns to the prince......................................lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Don't forget your diapers and milk bottle Rahul Baba... Mommy won't be there so take care of yourself. And don't start crying when people shout and fight - it happens in politics but they don't mean it.
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                          O Sajid
                          Nov 7, 2016 at 6:53 am
                          "DIE AS CONGRESS MAN FOR LAST 72 YEARS" --- this was funniest part of your post IMO
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                            PN Venugopalan
                            Nov 7, 2016 at 6:56 am
                            Any channel be it NDTV or any other channel who violates the rule in this regard should lt;br/gt;should graciously accept the consequences and improve itself. As a citizen of this country I have often felt electronic media has no self regulation and ume unto themselves the authority and power to say anything, do anything . In such a situation any Govt. has two choices (a) be a mute spectator and (b) take action where it is needed. Govt. is justified in the decision they have taken.
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                              Raghu
                              Nov 7, 2016 at 6:09 am
                              What happened? Scare of facing the party election thing?
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                                Raghu
                                Nov 7, 2016 at 6:11 am
                                You must be the blindest and dumbest person on the planet.
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                                  Rahul
                                  Nov 7, 2016 at 6:52 am
                                  You sound like a good museum-piece ;)
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                                    Vedic_Citizen
                                    Nov 7, 2016 at 6:11 am
                                    It will be a funny meeting with Pappu leading from behind like a Shepherd
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