The Congress Working Committee, the party’s highest decision-making body, on Sunday authorised party chief Rahul Gandhi to take decisions on pre-poll and post-poll alliances for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections. AICC General Secretary Ashok Gehlot said the Congress chief would form the election campaign committee. “Rahul Gandhi has been authorised to form the election campaign committee and take decisions on the pre-poll and post-poll alliance,” Gehlot said.
While Congress has advocated a policy of forging state-specific alliances to tackle the Narendra Modi juggernaut, Gandhi has kept the cards close to his chest for next year’s elections. Gandhi appealed to the party workers to come together to “win back the trust” of the people. Outlining the goals for the party workers ahead of the 2019 elections, the Gandhi scion said, “Expansion of party vote base is one of our biggest tasks.”
Calling the CWC a bridge between the past, present and the future, Gandhi urged members to stand and fight for “India’s oppressed.” He further emphasised on the need to build a good strategy for the upcoming elections, saying, “In each constituency, we have to find people who have not voted for us, develop a strategy to win back their trust.”
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