Congress Working Committee

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The Congress Working Committee (CWC) is the executive committee of the Indian National Congress. It typically consists of fifteen members elected from the All India Congress Committee. It is headed by the Working President.

Mahatma Gandhi attends a Congress Working Committee meeting at Anand Bhavan, Allahabad; Vallabhbhai Patel to the left, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit to the right, January 1940.

The Working Committee has had different levels of in the party at different times. In the period prior to independence in 1947, the Working Committee was the centre of power, and the Working President was frequently more active than the Congress President. In the period after 1967, when the Congress Party split for the first time (between factions loyal to Indira Gandhi and those led by the Syndicate of regional bosses including Kamaraj, Prafulla Chandra Sen, Ajoy Mukherjee, and Morarji Desai), the power of the Working Committee declined; but Indira Gandhi's triumph in 1971 led to a re-centralisation of power away from the states and the All-India Congress Committee and caused the Working Committee in Delhi to once again be the paramount decision-making body of the party.[1] The centralised nature of Congress decision making has since caused observers in the states to informally describe instructions from Delhi as coming from the "High Command".

Composition

Designation Name
Chairperson Sonia Gandhi
President Rahul Gandhi
Member Manmohan Singh
Motilal Vora
A. K. Antony
Ahmed Patel
Ambika Soni
Tarun gagoei
K.siddaramyya
anand Sharma
Raghuveer Meena
Ashok Gehlot
Harish Rawat
Ghulam Nabi Azad
Kumari shelja
Avinash Pande
tamardwaj sahu
Mohan Prakash
Mukul Wasnik
K.C Venugopal
Mallikarjun Kharge
Oommen Chandy
Dipak Babaria
Gaikhangam
Permanent Invitee Sheila dixit
jyotiraditya scindia
Balasaeb toratt
Tariq Hameed Karra
PC Chackho
Jitendra singh
P. Chidambaram
R.P.N.Singh
P.L.Punia
Randeep singh surjawala
Rajini Patel
RamChandra kohili
Anuragh Narayan singh
Rajeev sathav
Shakthi sinh gohil
Gaurav gaogoi
Dr:A.chellakumar
Special Invitee
G. Sanjeeva Reddy
Arun Yadav
DependerHooda
kuldeep vishnoi
prasident iyc
firoz khan
sasmitha Dev
Chief organizer sevadal

See also

References

  1. ^ "Towards a More Competitive Party System in India", Ram Joshi and Kirtidev Desai, Asian Survey, Vol. 18, No. 11. (Nov., 1978), pp. 1091-1116.

External links

  • Official All India Congress Committee website
  • Official Indian National Congress website
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