Congress Working Committee meets to discuss poll strategy

September 12th, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan SinghNew Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will meet here Saturday to chalk out a strategy for the elections to parliament due next year.The CWC meet is significant since the highest decision making body of the party is meeting for the first time after the Manmohan Singh led-United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government won the July 22 trust vote.

“After the trust vote, we are into a new alliance with the Samajwadi party (SP) and before the next general elections several things have to be assessed,” Congress spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed said.

“It will be more of an input session where party representatives from various states will inform the party high command about the situation and response of people to various schemes of UPA government in their states,” he added.

The meet will include leaders of the Congress legislature parties in various states, those in charge of state units of the party, All India Congress Committee (AICC) members and other senior party leaders.

Besides the elections to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliament, the CWC will also discuss strategy for assembly polls in six states - Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir and Mizoram.

The CWC will discuss how the party could package and sell the achievements of the UPA government.

“The India-US nuclear deal will surely be a poll plank for the party in elections, besides farm loan waiver and the National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme that the party can bank upon during elections,” another party leader said.

Other issues likely to figure at the meeting include violence in Orissa, Amarnath land row and Bihar floods.

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