New Delhi, July 17: With a blend of 51 new and old members, Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday constituted Congress Working Committee, the party’s highest decision-making body. The new Congress Working Committee (CWC)  which includes 23 members, 19 permanent invitees and 9 special invitees is scheduled to held its first meeting on July 22. Notably, this the first CWC formed by the Congress chief after assuming charge of the party.

As per a report of PTI, independent in-charges appointed for various states will be among the permanent invitees to the working committee as ex-officio members, while the heads of five frontal organisations of the party – INTUC, Sewa Dal, Youth Congress, Mahila Congress and NSUI – will be part of the special invitees.

The July 22 meeting will be of an ‘extended working committee’ as Gandhi has also invited all state unit presidents and Congress Legislative Party leaders from states. The committee was dissolved prior to the election of the Congress president and the earlier panel was transformed into a steering committee till the party’s plenary session that concluded in March.

The CWC, which acts as an advisory panel on all key decisions of the party, was not in place since the plenary session in March.

(With agency inputs)