New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha Eletions 2019, the Congress party is expected to hold its Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting to discuss and give a final shape to the party’s manifesto for the forthcoming polls starting April 11. Also Read - MP Police Detains Digvijaya Singh, Uses Water Canons to Disperse Congress Workers Protesting Against Farm Laws | Watch
Notably, the CWC – the highest decision-making body of the party will meet for the second time in less than two weeks. Earlier, the Congress Working Committee meeting took place in Gujarat on March 12. Also Read - Breaking News: Fire Breaks Out in Delhi's Uttam Nagar, 15 Fire Tenders Rushed to Spot
If reports are to be believed, the top Congress leaders are expected to discuss the contents of the manifesto at the crucial meeting today at party’s headquarters at Akbar Road. Also Read - Rajasthan Congress MLA Gajendra Singh Shaktawat Dies at 48
The party manifesto for the Lok Sabha election is being framed by a committee headed by P Chidambaram, which has some other members too. The Congress has already launched an exercise to involve people from different sections of the society and held several rounds of consultations with them across the country, to include their views in the manifesto.
It has also launched a website seeking inputs into its manifesto from common people in a bid to reach out to more potential voters. The top party leaders have promised to make the manifesto a comprehensive document that will include views of all sections.
The meeting will be attended by Congress president Rahul Gandhi, his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and chief ministers of Congress-ruled states. Senior party leaders Ahmed Patel, A K Antony, Ghulam Nabi Azad, P Chidambaram, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ambika Soni and Anand Sharma, will also attend the meeting.