Congress bigwigs figure on party panels to evaluate assembly polls results, Covid-19 relief

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday shaped two key committees — to look into the meeting election outcomes and coordinate the occasion’s Covid-19 aid actions — that additionally underlined the efforts to woo key members of the G-23 group of letter writers who demanded sweeping modifications within the group final yr, HT has learnt.

The panel to “consider the outcomes of recently-concluded meeting elections” consists of Ashok Chavan, Salman Khurshid, Manish Tewari, Vincent Pala and Jothi Mani. The group, chaired by Chavan, has been requested to submit its report inside two weeks.

The opposite panel is headed by former Union well being minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, one of the crucial outstanding faces of the G23. The 13-member physique additionally consists of Ambika Soni, Mukul Wasnik, Pawan Bansal, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, KC Venugopal, Jairam Ramesh, Randeep Surjewala, Manish Chatrath, Ajoy Kumar, Pawan Khera, Gurdeep Singh Sappal and the Indian Youth Congress president BV Srinivas who has been enjoying a stellar position within the aid operations.

Whereas these two committees have a transparent activity reduce out for them, occasion leaders have been fast to level out the importance of the presence of Azad and Tewari in these all-important panels. A senior chief added that that is the primary time after Azad retired from the Rajya Sabha because the Chief of Opposition, the occasion has formally appointed him for an task, that too, a vital job given the surge of the Covid-19 pandemic in India. The chief added that within the CWC assembly on April 17, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had instructed Azad needs to be concerned in issues associated to the pandemic.

Tewari, who had campaigned for the occasion within the recently-concluded meeting polls, has additionally discovered a place for an additional key work. The presence of Azad, Tewari and Mukul Wasnik (he was given meeting election responsibility) additionally underlines the Congress’ efforts to deliver again as many members of the G23 as attainable. Some outstanding collaborators of that letter have, nonetheless, remained out of favour.

Whereas the plan to arrange a panel to supervise aid operations have been mentioned within the CPP assembly final week, Sonia Gandhi introduced within the CWC on Monday {that a} committee can be shaped to analyse the election outcomes. The Congress didn’t win Assam, Kerala and Puducherry and drew a clean in West Bengal.

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