Congress holds CWC meet discuss poll preparedness, finalise manifesto

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) met on Monday to discuss and give a final shape to the party’s manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections that kicks off on April 11.

Party leaders were also expected to discuss whether or not Congress President Rahul Gandhi should contest from a second seat in one of the southern states.

As per reports, the top Congress leadership met at the party headquarters to take charge of the party’s preparedness ahead of the general election. It is likely that Congress shall make some fine tweaks to its manifesto, possibly finalising it, before releasing it to the people of the country.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has convened the meeting of the highest decision-making body which had its last meeting in Ahmedabad on March 12. The meeting was attended by Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Ahmed Patel, AK Antony, Ghulam Nabi Azad, P Chidambaram, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ambika Soni, Anand Sharma, and other others.

Earlier, news agency PTI reported that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Jyotiraditya Scindia – made party in-charge for UP, will also be present at the crucial meet.

The CWC is the highest decision-making body of the party. It is meeting for the second time in less than two weeks.