Political committee expected to make key contributions to Congress in Sankalp Chintan Shivir

The political committee formed by the AICC will, among other things, propose steps to be taken by the party for possible coalitions with regional parties for the state assembly elections and the Lok Sabha elections scheduled for 2024.

The reports of the various committees would be considered during the Sankalp Chintan Shivir to be held in Udaipur from May 13-15.

This committee is headed by Rajya Sabha member Mallikarjun Kharge as head, Ghulam Nabi Azad, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, N Uttam Reddy, Shashi Tharoor, Gaurav Gogoi and Saptagiri Shankar.

On Friday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi announced in Hyderabad that he would not have a coalition with Telangana Rashtra Samiti in Telangana.

Addressing party workers in Hyderabad, he was highly critical of Telengana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and said TRS has become a family party and has failed to meet the aspirations of the people.

It is clear that in Telangana the Congress will seek other partners.

The political committee has a key role to play because the Congress party will have to be careful and only ally with parties whose ideology is acceptable. The committee will also be responsible for suggesting to the AICC the political strategies to be adopted during the elections in the various states.

The economic panel is led by former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram and includes former Union Minister Siddharamaiya, former Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot, Anand Sharma, Manish Tiwari, Rajeev Gowda, Parineeti Shinde, Gaurav Vallabh and Supriya Shrinet. He will make suggestions to the party on inflation, GDP and various measures to improve the country’s economy.

Mukul Wasnik leads the organizing committee responsible for proposing to the party how to turn around and put back on track a party that has suffered electoral failures. It includes Ajay Maken, Tariq Anwar, Ramesh Chennnithalla, Randeep Singh Surjewala, Adir Ranjan Choudhry, Netta D Souza and Meenakshi Natarajan as members.

It is a committee with many young elements who are known party loyalists.

The party gave a lot of impetus to enroll young people as party members. The Youth Empowerment Committee led by Amarinder Singh Raja Warring will make suggestions on enlisting youths to bring new blood to the party as part of the rejuvenation process.

This committee counts among its members BV Srinivas, Neeraj Kundan, Krishna Gowda, Krishna Alleveru, Alka Lamba, Rosie M John, Abhishek Dutt, Krishna Thakur and Angkita Dutta.

Similarly, the Farmers and Agriculture Committee headed by Bhupinder Singh Hooda and the Social Justice Committee headed by Salman Khurshid would also give key suggestions to the party. Both committees are very representative with members from all sections and states.

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