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CWC to meet on Friday with Rahul at helm

New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party's highest decision-making body, will meet on Friday to welcome new party President Rahul Gandhi and will discuss the current political issues, especially in the wake of the 2G spectrum case verdict acquitting all accused.

The Congress party said it stands vindicated after the verdict on Thursday as the 2G spectrum case was over spectrum allocation during the UPA regime and had given the opposition ammunition to attack the government with over alleged corruption, leading it to lose the elections in 2014.

This will be first CWC meeting after Rahul Gandhi took charge as Congress President on December 16 from his mother Sonia Gandhi, and he will be felicitated by the members.

The party is also expected to discuss the economic situation in the country and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegations against his predecessor Manmohan Singh during the Gujarat elections.

Modi had insinuated that Singh along with others were hatching a conspiracy with Pakistan's support to ensure that BJP lost Gujarat polls.

The party is also expected bring in organisational changes as Rahul Gandhi had recently said that his plan was to transform the Congress from bottom upwards and he will like to bring in many new, young, exciting and dynamic faces.

The party will also discuss its future strategy after the Gujarat elections, where it managed to restrict BJP to 99 seats.

The party has to prepare to face the challenge of the next round of assembly polls in 2018 -- first in Karnataka and later in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh -- that will be crucial for Gandhi and the party ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.

Assembly polls will also be held early next year in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura.
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