Congress Working Committee (CWC): News

27 Dec 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi's 'Bharat Nyay Yatra' to launch on January 14

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is set to launch the second edition of the party's nationwide march on January 14, 2024, on the lines of the previous Bharat Jodo Yatra.

23 Oct 2023

Congress Party

MP: Despite Congress's 'one-family-one-ticket' rule, 4 families get multiple tickets

The Congress has given tickets to multiple members from four families to run in the upcoming Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections despite its "one-family, one-ticket" policy outlined in the Udaipur declaration in May 2022, Hindustan Times reported.

09 Oct 2023

Congress Party

Congress key meet discusses caste census, strategy for upcoming polls

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) met in Delhi on Monday to chalk out its strategy for the upcoming assembly elections in five states and a nationwide caste census, PTI reported.

24 Sep 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Bidhuri 'distraction,' BJP in for 2024 poll surprise: Rahul Gandhi

Senior Congress leader and former party chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of employing "diversion tactics" using its MPs for electoral gains, Hindustan Times reported.

16 Sep 2023

Congress Party

Key agendas of Congress working committee's 3-day Hyderabad meet

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will be meeting in Hyderabad on Saturday to finalize the strategy for the upcoming assembly polls in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Mizoram, and Chhattisgarh.

22 Aug 2023

Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress President Kharge promises caste census, free electricity for MP

The Congress Party on Tuesday announced a series of sops for Madhya Pradesh ahead of the state assembly elections.

24 Feb 2023

Congress Party

No election for Congress Working Committee, Kharge to nominate members

The 47-member Steering Committee of the Congress on Friday "unanimously" decided that no election will be conducted for the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party's top body.

24 Feb 2023

Congress Party

Gandhis to skip Congress poll meet, give Kharge free hand

The three-day 85th Plenary Session of the Congress will begin in Chhattisgarh's Raipur on Friday with a meeting to decide on elections for the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party's top body.

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.

14 May 2022

Ajay Maken

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.

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

Sonia Gandhi

'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.

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

Sonia Gandhi

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


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.

28 Aug 2020

Sonia Gandhi

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.

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

Sonia Gandhi

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 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.

04 Jan 2020

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

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.

13 Aug 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

Rahul Gandhi accepts J&K Governor's 'invitation', but has few demands

After Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik asked former Congress President Rahul Gandhi to visit the state before talking about ground realities, the latter took him up on the offer.

10 Aug 2019

Lok Sabha

Congress chooses interim president, Sonia Gandhi to succeed RaGa

After weeks of uncertainty, the Congress party has finally chosen UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi as its interim President.

10 Aug 2019

Rahul Gandhi

Sonia, Rahul opt out of selection process for next Congress-chief

A short while ago, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi left the Congress Working Committee meeting, convened to decide the next president of the party.

09 Aug 2019

Sonia Gandhi

Congress to pick party chief at tomorrow's CWC meet

In a possible conclusion to the leadership crisis of the Indian National Congress, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, scheduled to be held on Saturday, will pick a new party chief, sources said.

04 Aug 2019


Amid Congress's leadership crisis, CWC schedules meeting for August 10

Over two months after Rahul Gandhi resigned as Congress President, the party said on Sunday that its top-decision making body will hold a meeting on August 10.

28 Jul 2019

Shashi Tharoor

Lack of clarity at the top hurting Congress: Shashi Tharoor

Senior Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram MP, Shashi Tharoor, said that lack of clarity on leadership following Rahul Gandhi's resignation is hurting the party.

03 Jul 2019

Lok Sabha

After Rahul Gandhi, who will be the next Congress President?

Since Rahul Gandhi resigned as Congress President, leaders of the party have been boiling the ocean, trying to get him to stay.

20 Jun 2019

Lok Sabha

Firm on resignation, Rahul Gandhi says party will decide successor

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who has been sulking since May 23 as his party was decimated in Lok Sabha elections, on Thursday confirmed that he hasn't changed his mind about quitting.

13 Jun 2019

Rahul Gandhi

After humiliating poll defeat, Priyanka Gandhi criticizes Congress workers

Congress was completely decimated in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Not just that, the Bharatiya Janata Party returned to power with a better tally than 2014.

29 May 2019

Lok Sabha

Sheila Dikshit plans 'dharna' to stop Rahul Gandhi from resigning

After a crushing defeat in the 2019 general elections, Congress is going through a crisis. Party President Rahul Gandhi is adamant to leave his post and the rest of the members are trying hard to convince him.

28 May 2019


Rahul wants to resign, Sonia tells him "Gandhis don't quit"

The results of 2019 Lok Sabha polls jolted Congress and shattered its President Rahul Gandhi. Under his leadership, the party won just 52 seats.

25 May 2019

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi's negative campaigning didn't work: Senior Congress leaders

From 2014 to 2019, Congress managed to add just 8 seats to its Lok Sabha tally. In last parliamentary polls, Congress won 44 seats and after five years of campaigning, it managed to win 52 seats.

25 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Despite poll debacle, Congress doesn't accept Rahul Gandhi's resignation

After a humiliating defeat in 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Congress President Rahul Gandhi offered to step down from his post on Saturday.

12 Mar 2019


Hardik Patel joins Congress in Rahul Gandhi's presence

Hardik Patel, the firebrand leader who led the Patidar agitation, joined Congress on Tuesday in the presence of party president Rahul Gandhi.

12 Mar 2019


In PM Modi's state, Rahul, Sonia, Priyanka discuss general elections

On Tuesday, the three Gandhis- Sonia, Rahul, and Priyanka, went to Gujarat the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to chalk out the strategy of upcoming general elections which will start from April 11.

15 Sep 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Congress workers protest in Allahabad after removal of Nehru statue

A statue of former PM Jawaharlal Nehru was removed from an intersection in Allahabad as part of a road-widening project, triggering protests by the Congress.

22 Jul 2018


At first CWC-meet, RaGa reminds of "role, responsibility" of Congress

Rahul Gandhi, appointed the Congress chief in December, is chairing his first Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting today, two days after the party's joint no-confidence motion was staggeringly defeated in parliament.

19 Jul 2018


'Rahul should be PM,' says Kumaraswamy amid reports of dissent

Days after he said becoming the Karnataka CM was like "drinking poison," HD Kumaraswamy has asserted it isn't Congress he is unhappy with, but media and the society, which are "consistently working against (his) government."

18 Jul 2018

Sonia Gandhi

Rahul constitutes new Congress Working Committee, drops veterans' names

Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday constituted the Congress Working Committee (CWC), which was earlier dissolved prior to the election of Congress President.

29 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

Aspiring Congress spokespersons appeared in 'exam' on 'Modi government's failures'

Aspiring spokespersons of the UP Congress Committee (UPCC) had a surprise yesterday: they were made to sit for a 30-minute 'exam' and an interview for the post.

18 Mar 2018

Sonia Gandhi

BJP mismanaged Kashmir issue "like never before": Manmohan Singh

At the final day of the Congress' plenary session in New Delhi, senior party leaders launched blistering attacks on the ruling BJP, blaming it for mismanagement of the Kashmir issue "like never before," the "big lie" of demonetization and its "greatest disservice" to India: pushing people into poverty.

14 Dec 2017

Sonia Gandhi

Following Rahul's elevation, what will Sonia Gandhi's role be?

During her 19-year tenure as Congress president, Sonia Gandhi has certainly revived the party. However, with her failing health, she has slowly relinquished her hold.