Congress President Kharge replaces CWC with 47 member Steering Committee

In the committee that was formed hours after Kharge assumed the role of the new party Congress president, the majority of the members of the previous CWC were maintained.

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A 47-member Steering Committee, which would replace the Congress Working Committee (CWC), was established by Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday.

In the committee that was formed hours after Kharge assumed the role of the new party Congress president, the majority of the members of the previous CWC were maintained.

Members of the new committee include prominent party figures such as former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, and Rahul Gandhi.

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The new panel also includes Randeep Surjewala, Priyanka Gandhi, AK Antony, Ambika Soni, Anand Sharma, KC Venugopal, and others.

However, Shashi Tharoor, who ran against Kharge in the recently held election for the position of Congress president, is not on the list.

According to sources, in order for the new party chief to assemble his own team, all CWC members and party position holders submitted their resignations.

“As per Article XV (b) of the Constitution of the Indian National Congress, the Congress president has constituted the Steering Committee which would function in place of the Congress Working Committee,” AICC general secretary (organisation), KC Venugopal said in a statement.