New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday formed the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party’s highest decision-making body.
The CWC includes a blend of young and old leaders. Congress president convened the first meeting of the committee on July 22. The new CWC includes 23 members, 19 permanent invitees and nine special invitees, the party said in a communiqué.
51 members included in the new Congress Working Committee (CWC). Janardan Dwivedi has been dropped, news agency ANI tweeted.
While Sushila Tiriya has been dropped from the committee, Ram Chandra Khuntia from Odisha is the only person among the permanent invitees to the CWC.
This the first CWC formed by the Rahul Gandhi after assuming charge of the party.
The July 22 meeting will be of an ‘extended working committee’ as Rahul Gandhi has also invited all state unit presidents and Congress Legislative Party leaders from states.
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.