Kharge’s list of leaders for CWC includes Tharoor, Pilot, Priyankatext_fields
New Delhi: Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday included in his party’s top decision making body leaders like Shashi Tharoor, Sachin Pilot, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and several others.
The constitution of Congress Working Committee (CWC) was announced by the party in a statement that said, "Congress President has constituted the CWC."
Besides Kharge, former party chiefs Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Choudhary, veteran party leaders A.K. Antony, Ambika Soni, Meira Kumar,
Digvijay Singh, P. Chidambaram, Tariq Anwar, Mukul Wasnik, Anand Sharma,Kumari Selja, Randeep Singh Surjewala, Ajay Maken have been named.
The new CWC also includes the names of Pilot, Tharoor, former Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, Priyanka Gandhi.
The 39-member CWC list also includes the names of party leaders Lal Thanhawla, Ashokrao Chavan, Gaikhangam, N Raghuveera Reddy, Tamradhwaj Sahu, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Salman Kurshid, Jairam Ramesh, Jitendra Singh,
Deepak Babaria, Jagdish Thakor, GA Mir, Avinash Pande, Deepa Das Munshi, Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya, Gourav Gogoi, Syed Naseer Hussain, Kamaleshwar Patel and KC Venugopal.
Besides, the party has named Veerappa Moily, Harish Rawat, Pawan Kumar Bansal, Mohan Prakash, Ramesh Chennithala, B.K. Hariprasad, Prathiba Singh, Manish Tewari, Tariq Hameed Karra, Deepender Singh Hooda, Girish Raya Chodankar, T. Subbarami Reddy, K. Raju, Chandrakant Handore, Meenakshi Natarajan, Phulo Devi Netam, Damodar Raja Narasimha and Sudeep Roy Burman as permanent invitees.
The new CWC was announced almost 10 months after Kharge became the Congress president in October last year.
Notably, Tharoor, who has been inducted in the CWC, had contested the party's presidential elections against Kharge.
IANS with superficial edits