After taking over as Congress President Rahul Gandhi will chair his first meeting of the CWC,the apex decision-making body of the party. The apex body of the party is expected to discuss the verdict in the 2G case. The acquittal of the accused in the 2G case has come as a big boost to the party. It now plans to formulate a strategy to dispel the “corruption bogey” that surrounded the UPA government during its tenure.
According to various media reports, soon after the 2G judgment by Patiala Court, senior leaders and former ministers said that their stand has been vindicated. The CWC will study all the aspects to remove the taint of the 2G corruption allegation. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the allegation of 2G corruption had dented the performance of the party and led to the fall of the government .
The A.K. Antony Committee report to look into the reasons of the dismal performance of the Congress had also mentioned corruption allegations as one of the reasons for the dismal performance of the Congress.
Apart from this, the party will also be looking at its performance in the recently-concluded Gujarat elections. However, the Gujarat state unit is also introspecting the showing with a three-day ‘chintan shivir’ in Ahmedabad to introspect on the reasons behind its failure to reach the halfway mark in the Gujarat polls.
As Karnataka goes to the polls soon , the party feels that since it is in power in Karnataka, one of the four states left where it is in power, emphasis should be given to retain the state.
The CWC has not been reconstituted after the election of the new president. However in the days to come, there may be additions to the apex decision-making body of the party. Apart from the old guard, young leaders of the party are expected to find a place in the CWC.