In a first, Rahul calls CWC meet tomorrow

Sources said Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not be present.

New Delhi | Published:February 20, 2014 5:22 am
Rahul’s decision to meet CWC members triggered speculation of a reshuffle in the party ahead of elections. Rahul’s decision to meet CWC members triggered speculation of a reshuffle in the party ahead of elections.

In an unusual move, Rahul Gandhi has convened a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Friday  ahead of the announcement by the Election Commission, likely by February-end or early March, of Lok Sabha election schedule. Sources said it would be an informal meeting but this is the first time Rahul has convened a meeting of the highest decision making body of the Congress ever since he was elevated as Congress vice-president.

Sources said Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not be present. Rahul had earlier chaired meetings of general secretaries and officebearers and chief ministers separately. Rahul’s decision to meet CWC members triggered speculation of a reshuffle in the party ahead of elections. Sources said ahead of his meeting with CWC members, Rahul will meet some young leaders including MPs on Thursday.
Friday’s will be the first meeting of the CWC members after January, on eve of the AICC session, where it was decided against projecting Rahul as Prime Ministerial candidate.

Senior leaders said the agenda of the meeting is not yet clear.

Rahul and the Congress arefacing an unprecedented challenge from the BJP and its prime ministerial face Narendra Modi. The strategy session comes when the party is hard pressed to find allies in states like Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh and is yet to conclude seat sharing talks with RJD and LJP in Bihar. The AICC session in January had given a call to “all secular parties” to join hands against “divisive forces” but in the days after that  several regional players came together and made it clear that a third front would take shape before general elections.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App now

  1. N
    nilesh jala
    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:17 am
    “ To be honest, Rahul hi is on the same path. Hisleadership qualities amaze me as his love for the poor people has beenimpressive.”
    Reply
    1. N
      nilesh jala
      Mar 1, 2014 at 10:17 am
      “Many leaders say that he is not fit for the politics but Isay that one day the w world willappreciate his work.”
      Reply
      1. N
        nilesh jala
        Mar 1, 2014 at 10:17 am
        “Rahul hi has been a great inspiration for the youth ofour country.”
        Reply
        1. N
          nilesh jala
          Mar 1, 2014 at 10:17 am
          “Rahul hi is doing great work….rahul ji is best leaderof congress but his cousin varun always does bad things….!!”
          Reply
          1. N
            nilesh jala
            Mar 1, 2014 at 10:17 am
            “The efforts he has been putting reminds me of his fatherRajiv hi who has contributed a lot to the country..”
            Reply
            1. R
              reena
              Mar 1, 2014 at 10:44 am
              bad things….!!”“Rahul hi is doing great work….rahul ji is best leaderof congress but his cousin varun always does3;�ugo����'“Many leaders say that he is not fit for the politics but Isay that one day the w world will appreciate his work.”
              Reply
              1. R
                reena
                Mar 1, 2014 at 10:44 am
                “ To be honest, Rahul hi is on the same path. Hisleadership qualities amaze me as his love for the poor people has beenimpressive.”
                Reply
                1. R
                  reena
                  Mar 1, 2014 at 10:44 am
                  “Many leaders say that he is not fit for the politics but Isay that one day the w world will appreciate his work.”
                  Reply
                  1. R
                    reena
                    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:44 am
                    “Rahul hi has been a great inspiration for the youth ofour country.”
                    Reply
                    1. R
                      reena
                      Mar 1, 2014 at 10:44 am
                      “The efforts he has been putting reminds me of his fatherRajiv hi who has contributed a lot to the country..”
                      Reply
                      1. S
                        smita b
                        Mar 1, 2014 at 10:27 am
                        "His role being vice president of Congress has beenvery good. He has been working very hard to reach out to the common mes ofthe people."
                        Reply
                        1. S
                          smita b
                          Mar 1, 2014 at 10:27 am
                          "Rahul hi is the true visionaery leader for india.He should be PM of India in the next election."
                          Reply
                          1. S
                            smita b
                            Mar 1, 2014 at 10:27 am
                            "Rahul hi has a great vision as he wants to runindia with the Youth. He is the person who setback lifted Youth congress."
                            Reply
                            1. S
                              smita b
                              Mar 1, 2014 at 10:27 am
                              "UPA government will shine under the leadership ofRahul hi that's for sure. His aims and idea will make our India growmore."
                              Reply
                              1. S
                                sweta nakrani
                                Mar 1, 2014 at 10:36 am
                                "Rahul hi do have some respect and pity in hisheart. For the same reason he has been moving towards all parts of India athouses of the people. This how our leader should be."
                                Reply
                                1. S
                                  sweta nakrani
                                  Mar 1, 2014 at 10:36 am
                                  "Youth congress was mere nothing till Rahul hicame. After that it has become an big success and he has created a Yoputh forceabout which very least people do know."
                                  Reply
                                  1. S
                                    sweta nakrani
                                    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:36 am
                                    "Youth force is what we want to uplift our nation. Thatyouth force is clean and as visionary as Mr. Rahul hi, their have never inthe frame till now."
                                    Reply
                                    1. S
                                      sweta nakrani
                                      Mar 1, 2014 at 10:36 am
                                      migrating from states to states to know about problems ofpeople. Such are the qualities of leader.""Rahul hi is the person who stood for crearting thegroup and uplfting UPA from roots. He has been
                                      Reply
                                      1. S
                                        sweta nakrani
                                        Mar 1, 2014 at 10:36 am
                                        “Simply, it can be clearly seen that BJp is concerned fortheir well being only. When something concerns them then they get ideas. Theyare not atall a janta partuy. They are bharat jalao party.”
                                        Reply
                                        1. Load More Comments