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Congress president Rahul Gandhi chaired the first meeting of the Congress Working Committee on Sunday, 22 July, in the Parliament Annexe building in New Delhi.
During the CWC meet, called to discuss the strategy to take on the BJP in the 2019 elections, a few members raised the issue of the Congress’ booth-level management.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi called the CWC "an institution comprising of experience and energy, as a bridge between the past, present and the future," party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted.
Sh. Rahul Gandhi calls the newly constituted CWC as an institution comprising of experience & energy, as a bridge between the past, present and the future. Calls upon Congressmen/women to rise and fight for India’s oppressed.#CWC— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 22, 2018
Sh. Rahul Gandhi reminds qua the role of Congress as the voice of India as also its responsibility of present and future, as BJP attacks institutions, dalits, tribals, backwards, minorities & poor.#CWC— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 22, 2018
In her address at the CWC meeting, United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi claimed that the reverse countdown of the Narendra Modi-regime had begun.
Sonia Gandhi said that they would have to rescue “people from a dangerous regime that is compromising the democracy of India”. “We are committed to making alliances work and we are all with him (Rahul Gandhi) in this endeavour,” she added.
Smt. Sonia Gandhi cautions about the reign of despair and fear heaped upon India’s deprived and poor.— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 22, 2018
Points out that rhetoric of PM Modi shows his desperation reflecting that reverse countdown of Modi Govt has begun.#CWC
Senior Congress leaders Janardan Dwivedi and Digvijaya Singh were also invited for CWC meeting but they skipped the event.
#CWC | Rift appears in the party. Senior leaders Janardan Dwivedi and Digvijay Singh were also invited for to participate in CWC but they didn’t arrive. Full coverage @TheQuint and @QuintHindi pic.twitter.com/uKDN3t0MPX— Neeraj (@NeerajGupta20) July 22, 2018
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