Congress Working Committee (CWC): News

30 Aug 2022

Shashi Tharoor

Is Shashi Tharoor planning to run for Congress president?

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has set off speculations about him running for the party president's post after he called for a "free and fair" election for its leadership in an article for Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi.

28 Aug 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Congress set to elect new president on October 17

The Congress Working Committee (CWC), the grand old party's top decision-making body, on Sunday approved the election schedule to pick the party's new president, as per officials.

15 May 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Chintan Shivir: Congress approves 'one-family, one-ticket' rule, but with exceptions

The Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party's top decision-making body, endorsed organizational reform measures on Sunday, including the implementation of the "one-family, one-ticket" rule.

15 May 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Congress plans 'padyatras' from Kashmir to Kanyakumari over unemployment

The Congress intends to take out padyatras (foot marches) across the country to raise the issue of unemployment and hold janta durbars (public meetings) to connect with the people.

14 May 2022

Rahul Gandhi

Chintan Shivir: From RS term to performance wing, Congress introspects

While the Congress three-day brainstorming session 'Nav Sankalp Shivir' is underway in Udaipur, the party is considering major organizational reforms ahead of the 2024 polls.

13 May 2022

Sonia Gandhi

BJP brutalizing minorities, glorifying killers of Gandhiji: Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday launched a stinging attack on the BJP and PM Narendra Modi in her inaugural address at the party's ongoing three-day brainstorming session—Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir—being held in Udaipur, Rajasthan.

13 May 2022


Congress's 'Chintan Shivir' conclave begins: Details here

The three-day brainstorming session, or "Chintan Shivir," of the Congress began in Udaipur, Rajasthan, on Friday.

12 May 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Rahul for Congress chief again? Clamor grows before Chintan Shivir

Ahead of the Congress's three-day 'Chintan Shivir' in Rajasthan's Udaipur from May 13, clamor for the return of Rahul Gandhi as party chief could reportedly grow.

19 Mar 2022

Kapil Sibal

'No questions on leadership': Ghulam Nabi Azad after meeting Sonia

Ghulam Nabi Azad, the leader of G-23--the dissident group within Congress--met party president Sonia Gandhi on Friday.

16 Mar 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi fires 5 state Congress chiefs over poll drubbing

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday asked the party's chiefs in five states--where it suffered massive defeats in assembly polls last week--to put in their resignations.

13 Mar 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi to remain Congress president, decides CWC

Sonia Gandhi will continue as the Congress president, the party's top decision-making body - Congress Working Committee (CWC) decided on Sunday after a four-and-half-hour meeting.

13 Mar 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi chairs key Congress meeting after election losses

The top body of the Indian National Congress party held a meeting on Sunday after the recent assembly elections in five states.

13 Mar 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi to hold Congress parliamentary strategy meet today

After suffering a crushing defeat in the recently concluded assembly elections in five states, Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) President Sonia Gandhi will hold an important meeting on Sunday at 10 am to discuss the party's poll performance.

12 Mar 2022

Congress Party

After poll disaster, Congress's top decision-making body to meet tomorrow

After facing a massive setback in the recent Assembly elections in five states, Congress's top decision-making body—the Congress Working Committee (CWC)—will convene a meeting on Sunday, NDTV reported.

16 Oct 2021

Sonia Gandhi

New Congress chief to be appointed by September 2022

Elections to appoint the new Congress party president will be held by September 2022, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) decided in a meting today, NDTV reported citing sources.

29 Sep 2021

Kapil Sibal

'Not Ji Huzoor-23': Kapil Sibal, others question Punjab crisis

Congress leader Kapil Sibal today expressed disappointment over the functioning of party and questioned its leadership amid an embarrassing crisis in the party's Punjab unit.

14 Apr 2021

Rahul Gandhi

CWC to discuss COVID-19 situation virtually on April 17

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will virtually meet on April 17 to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the country, party sources said on Wednesday.

26 Mar 2021

Mark Zuckerberg

Congress' five-hour questioning of Big Tech didn't yield actionable answers

In the first appearance before Congress since the US Capitol Hill riots, Big Tech faced criticism for around five hours about its handling of extremism and misinformation during the pandemic and the protests.

22 Jan 2021

Sonia Gandhi

Congress to elect new party president in June: Details here

The Congress on Friday decided that it will elect a new party president in June this year, after the Assembly elections in five poll-bound states, which are expected to be conducted by May, are concluded.

18 Jan 2021

Kapil Sibal

No clarity on Congress' internal polls, says 'dissenter' Kapil Sibal

Kapil Sibal, one of the 23 Congress leaders to write a letter to party President Sonia Gandhi demanding sweeping changes, said there's no clarity on when internal polls will be held, a statement that shows the grand old party's refusal to accept ground realities.

19 Dec 2020

Lok Sabha

Ready to work for Congress as all desire: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he is willing to "work for the party as all desire" at a meeting with party dissenters who wrote a letter criticizing the leadership in August.

19 Dec 2020

Shashi Tharoor

Sonia Gandhi meets Congress dissenters, hunt for new chief on

On Saturday morning, Congress President Sonia Gandhi met a section of dissenters, whose letter in August had sparked a major leadership crisis within the party.

19 Nov 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Congress dissenters not asked to campaign in Bihar: Report

The rift in Congress, out in open after the recent debacle, took a new turn when sources close to leader Kapil Sibal said he hadn't been asked to campaign in Bihar, reports NDTV.

16 Nov 2020


Congress not effective alternative anymore: Kapil Sibal after Bihar verdict

Following the Congress's abysmal performance in the recently concluded Bihar Assembly Elections and bypolls in the country, senior party leader Kapil Sibal said people don't see the Congress as an "effective alternative" anymore.

21 Oct 2020


After Bihar Assembly polls, major reshuffle likely in Congress

After the upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar, the Indian National Congress is reportedly expected to announce another organizational reshuffle.

12 Sep 2020


In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

Before she is expected to fly to the US for her annual medical check-up, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday reshuffled the party's ranks, dropping veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad as the General Secretary of AICC.

28 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

In letter to Sonia, dissenters suggested 11-points for Congress' revival

In the letter to President Sonia Gandhi, 23 Congress leaders outlined 11 points for the revival of the party, adding that honest introspection is the first step to take on ruling BJP.

25 Aug 2020

Shashi Tharoor

Dinner hosted by Tharoor birthed letter which sparked Congress' crisis

The idea of the unprecedented letter sent to Congress President Sonia Gandhi earlier this month was seeded nearly five months ago at a dinner hosted by Shashi Tharoor, who represents Thiruvananthapuram in the Lok Sabha, a report in HT said.

24 Aug 2020

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia remains Congress chief; election of successor in 6 months

The seven-hour long meeting of the Congress Working Committee has come to an end. During the meeting, it was decided that Sonia Gandhi will continue to serve as the interim President of the Indian National Congress (INC).

24 Aug 2020


Find new chief: Sonia Gandhi, keen on resigning, tells Congress

At the crucial Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting today, interim President Sonia Gandhi is likely to offer her resignation, amid a rift that emerged in the party after a letter was sent to her by 23 members demanding an overhaul in the organization.

23 Aug 2020

Shashi Tharoor

Senior Congress leaders seek reforms in letter to Sonia Gandhi

Several senior leaders of the Indian National Congress (INC) have written to party chief Sonia Gandhi seeking sweeping changes in the party.

Rama belongs to all, says Priyanka Gandhi before Ayodhya event

Breaking Congress' silence on the groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya tomorrow, the party's General Secretary for UP East, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, on Tuesday said Lord Rama belonged to everyone and called for "national unity" and "cultural harmony."

17 Jul 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Pilot calls Chidambaram; Congress suspends two MLAs over BJP links

The political crisis in Rajasthan took a surprising turn on Thursday as rebel Sachin Pilot called up senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, days after the party stripped him of two posts.

15 Jul 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Rajasthan: Out of Congress' cockpit, Pilot declares "Not joining BJP"

Sachin Pilot, who lost two important posts yesterday — Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan and Congress President in the state — announced numerous times today that he is not joining Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

20 Feb 2020


Sandeep Dikshit rants about Congress' leadership, Shashi Tharoor backs him

After Congress faced yet another election defeat, this time in the state that it ruled for fifteen years, several leaders assessed the debacle.

23 Jan 2020


Rahul's next political step: Yatra to highlight government's economic failures

With an aim to criticize the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), "reconnect" with masses, and shed light on the economic failures of the current regime, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi will soon begin a yatra, an HT report said.

13 Jan 2020

West Bengal

Key opposition meet on CAA today; Mamata, Mayawati to skip

Congress has convened a key meeting this afternoon to fine-tune a strategy against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC), and the National Population Register (NPR).

04 Jan 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Constitution's Preamble printed on it, Priyanka sends New Years cards

Congress' Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who is leading the charge against BJP on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), decided to send special New Year cards this time.

25 Nov 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Here's why Jyotiraditya Scindia dropped 'Congress' from Twitter bio

Congress leader and former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia caused a furor on Monday as he removed his political affiliation with the party on his Twitter bio.

23 Nov 2019


President's Rule revoked in Maharashtra at 5:47 am

When the whole world was sleeping, President's Rule was revoked in Maharashtra, in a rather strange development.