New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be the Prime Ministerial candidate for 2019 as well as sole authority to decide pre poll and post poll alliances with other parties ahead of 2019 General Election.
The decision has been taken by the highest decision making body of the party, Congress Working Committee (CWC) Meeting, held on Sunday where representatives of all the states and senior party leaders including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former party president Sonia Gandhi shared their views and gave suggestion to trounce ruling BJP in 2019 General Election.
The announcement was made by the Congress general Secretary Ashok Gehlot during the press conference held after the meeting at party headquarter.
Speaking about the action plan of Congress for upcoming assembly elections of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and General election, party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said that Congress president Rahul Gandhi today set the tone for 2019 election by redefining the Congress party.
“He asked Congressmen to work with free spirit and fight 2019 election as a fight for free speech. In advising tone, later Rahul Gandhi advised senior and young party leaders that you are free to speak but try not to go beyond the party line.”
It is worth mentioning that, this is the first CWC meeting since Rahul Gandhi becomes the party president.
During the meeting, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also attacked current NDA government for their awful policies and warned that if such practices continue, it will slow down the economy.
Later, ex-Congress president Sonia Gandhi also rap Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his jumla.
The party passed resolutions in the CWC meeting to counter NDA government
– Failure in addressing agricultural issues and fake hike in MPS.
– Selling pan and Pakora is not a job and continue to fight for the employment.
– Restore SC/ST atrocities act
– Restore crippled economy
– Special status to Andhra Pradesh
– Open for alliance with likeminded regional parties
– Restore the status of constitutional institutions