Presidential Elections 2017: As opposition parties continue to hold hectic parleys for forthcoming Presidential elections, Congress will on Tuesday convene a meeting of its Working Committee, top decision and policy-making body of the party, The Indian Express reported on Sunday. The report added that the party will discuss among other things the presidential contest and current political situation. The last CWC meeting, convened in November last year, saw party appealing to vice-president Rahul Gandhi to take over as Congress president. However, the transition has not happened so far. The Indian Express sources said that CWC may not reopen the issue since the organisational election process is already under way.
As per the tradition, the agenda of the CWC meet will be the present political situation. Before the official meet, back-to-back informal meetings by top opposition leaders may occur. In a major highlight before CWC meet, the Congress leaders will on Sunday organise a public meeting in Guntur district where many opposition leaders will share the stage with Rahul Gandhi. The opposition will demand special category status for Andhra Pradesh as was promised during bifurcation of the state three years ago. The CWC may also approve the schedule for internal elections.