Congress plenary in Delhi from March 16-18

National | Feb. 18, 2018, 12:49 a.m.

New Delhi, Feb 18: A plenary session of the Congress will be held here from March 16 to 18, wherein it is likely to ratify Rahul Gandhi's elevation as party President and pave the way for selection of new members of the Congress Working Committee (CWC).

This was decided by the 34-member Steering Committee of the Congress, which was constituted by Rahul Gandhi on Friday after dissolving the highest decision-making body of the party -- the CWC -- ahead of the plenary.

The plenary will be held ahead of the second half of the Parliament's Budget Session starting from March 5.

The steering committee comprises Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, A.K. Antony, Ahmed Patel, Ambika Soni, B.K. Hariprasad, C.P. Joshi, Digvijay Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Hemo Prova Saikia, Janardan Dwivedi, Kamal Nath, Mohan Prakash, Motilal Vora, Mukul Wasnik, Sushila Tiriya, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ashok Gehlot, K.C. Venugopal, Avinash Pande, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Deepak Babaria, P.C. Chacko, Asha Kumari, A. Chella Kumar, R.P.N. Singh, P.L. Punia, R.C. Khuntai, Karan Singh, P. Chidambaram, Oscar Fernandes, Anand Sharma, and Randeep Singh Surjewala.

Rahul Gandhi formally took over as the new Congress President from his mother Sonia Gandhi on December 16, 2017.


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