Congress Working Committee to be revamped by Rahul Gandhi
The Congress Working Committee (CWC) that currently stands dissolved is set to be reconstituted by Rahul Gandhi. Senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad made a proposal at the 84th plenary session on Sunday that the Congress chief be authorised to nominate his own team.
Rahul, while taking over as party president, had said he would want all top posts to be filled through elections, though he himself became president without a contest.
The Congress constitution says CWC must have at least 20 members of which half must be elected and the rest are usually nominated by the party president. Party leaders told Mail Today that the election process sees a lot of heartburn among members.
To avoid that and also since the party president should have complete say on revamping the entire structure so that he can steer the party to victory in 2019, it is best to give him a free hand, said a leader.