Generally, political parties organize their national working committee meeting in those states where they are in power. But central leadership of the Congress decided to organize a working committee in Gujarat.
Just before the Loksabha elections 2019, Congress Working Committee has decided to organize their meeting in Gujarat instead of states in power. The proposal to organize this meeting has reached to central leadership from the Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh governments. In both of these states, Congress came to power in late December. Similarly, it also received a proposal from the Karnataka Congress unit.
The Congress Working Committee will be held in Ahmedabad on February 28. This meeting will include 23 party leaders. Besides the party’s national president Rahul Gandhi, former president Sonia Gandhi and recent Congress general secretary, Priyanka Gandhi, and former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will also be present.
Congress Working Committee is considered to be the highest authority meeting of the party. The decision for policymaking in this meeting are considered final. Considering the LokSabha elections this meeting in Ahmedabad is considered very important political preparation for Congress party.
Gujarat is said to be a political laboratory of the nation. It becomes very unreasonable for any other party other than BJP to overcome the political scenario. Then, why is the Congress holding its Working Committee meeting here despite not being in power?
In response to this question, Gujarat Congress spokesman Manhar Patel told, “In 2017 assembly elections, the Congress party gave a tough fight to the BJP. Since then, the BJP has weakened in the state. The political environment is changing in the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In such a situation, Congress is expecting good success in the Lok Sabha elections. ”
He further adds, “There is an atmosphere of resentment over GST in the state’s businesses. In this, organizing the working committee will help in creating an atmosphere in favor of Congress in Gujarat. Working Committee meeting will spread good communication of enthusiasm among the general workers of the Gujarat Congress. ‘
According to Manohar Patel, in the way Rahul Gandhi is speaking directly against Narendra Modi, it is necessary for him to be able to challenge the prime minister in his own state. He says, ‘In the past, Rahul Gandhi used the slogan against chowkidar and it became popular in the workers, and they are excited. With the Congress Working Committee, the Congress party will be able to deliver this message among the people of Gujarat that Congress is the most powerful alternative to the BJP.
This will be the first working committee meeting in which Priyanka Gandhi will participate. Congress workers in Gujarat are also excited about Priyanka Gandhi. About this, Manhar Patel says, “Surely there is an atmosphere of enthusiasm about Priyanka Gandhi not only in the party’s youth workers but also among the youth of the state. With Priyanka Gandhi coming to Gujarat in the working committee meeting, we will be able to connect the youth with her.
Another reason behind organizing Congress Working Committee meeting this time in Ahmedabad is, it’s the 150th year of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth. Going to Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram will also give special political indication among the people. By doing this, the party will try to present Gandhi’s choice of politics of truth and non-violence against the BJP’s hatred politics. ‘