Hyderabad, New Delhi:
The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will meet today to finalize the strategy for the upcoming assembly elections in five states.
The three-day crucial meeting in Hyderabad is aimed at boosting the party’s campaign in poll-bound Telangana, officials said.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge will chair the CWC meeting. Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will also be there, they said.
Party general secretary KC Venugopal said he is confident that Congress will form government in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram, which will go to polls later this year.
There could also be a discussion about holding ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra 2’.
The old party will hold a mega rally in Hyderabad on Monday. “We will declare six guarantees for the people of Telangana. We hope that when the elections come, the party will get a clear mandate from the people,” said senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh.
Mr Ramesh termed the CWC meeting as historic and will be “transformative” for Telangana politics.
Launching a scathing attack on the BRS government led by K Chandrasekhar Rao, he said, “Understand one thing: the Modi government and the KCR government are two sides of the same coin. There is no difference between them, in Delhi there is Narendra Modi and in Hyderabad there is KCR.”.
Telangana will witness a three-way battle between the BJP, the ruling BRS and the Congress. The Telangana elections will serve as a litmus test for the INDIA alliance before the crucial 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Congress reconstituted the congressional working committee and made some surprising additions last month.
The committee was formed ten months after Mallikarjun Kharge became party chief. It has 39 permanent members, 32 permanent invitees and 13 special invitees.