Rahul Gandhi to chair first meeting as Congress president on Friday1 min read . Updated: 21 Dec 2017, 08:58 PM IST
The Congress Working Committee meeting is likely to see discussion on the current political situation, in light of the party's strong showing in Gujarat elections
New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi will on Friday chair a meeting of the Congress Working Committee, his first as Congress president.
The Congress Working Committee is likely discuss the current political situation, including the ramifications of the party’s strong performance in Gujarat elections. People aware of the developments in the party said the 2G spectrum scam judgement acquitting all the accused is also likely to be discussed.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had used the 2G scam to the hilt while mounting a fierce campaign against the Congress in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Alleged corruption under the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was widely believed to have led to the defeat of the Manmohan Singh government.
Congress, the people said, wants to take the 2G issue to the people for which it is likely to formalize a plan soon. The CWC, the party’s highest decision-making body, is also likely to adopt a resolution to this effect.
All India Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said the CWC meeting will commence at 10:30 am. The agenda for the meeting was, however, not officially disclosed.
Though Rahul Gandhi has chaired CWC meetings in the past in the absence of his mother Sonia Gandhi, it will be for the first time that he will preside over it as Congress president. Gandhi was elected unopposed as Congress president on 11 December and assumed the party’s reins on 16 December.