Congress has established three committees, namely, Political Affairs Group (PAG), Task Force (TF) 2024 and an administrative body for ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’. This was one of the major decisions during the party’s Chintan Shivir in Udaipur.
“Every member will have specific responsibilities. During Chintan Shivir, we had resolved on launching campaign against the social, political and economic problems that have come up as a result of BJP reign since 2014. Also, we have also drafted a two-year action plan to expand Congress’ outreach to grassroots. Soniaji and other senior leaders of Congress are ready to put up a tough fight in the upcoming Parliamentary elections,” a member of TF 2024 and close aide to Gandhi family told VO!.
Rahul Gandhi is only a part of the political affairs group along with Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma, who are members of the G-23 group. K.V. Venugopal is a member of PAG and TF 2024. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been made a member of the Task Force 2024.
The Congress statement said, “Following the Udaipur Nav Sankalp Shivir, the Hon’ble Congress President has constituted a Political Affairs Group that will be presided over by her, a Task-Force-2024 and a Central Planning Group for the coordination of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.”
For the Yatra from October 2, Central Planning Group for the Coordination of the Bharat Jodo Yatra has been constituted with Digvijaya Singh, Sachin Pilot, Shashi Tharoor, Ravneet Singh Bittu, K.J. George, Jothi Mani, Pradyut Bordoloi, Jitu Patwari and Saleem Ahmed are members. In this committee former officio members are the members of the Task Force and heads of all frontal organisations.
Task Force-2024 members will include P. Chidambaramn, Mukul Wasnik, Jairam Ramesh, K.C. Venugopal, Ajay Maken, Priyanka, Randeep Singh Surjewala and former IPAC member Sunil Kanugolu. Meanwhile, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ambika Soni, Digvijaya Singh, K.C. Venugopal and Jitendra Singh are the other members of Political Affairs Group.
The statement said, “Each member of the Task Force shall be assigned specific tasks related to organisation, communications and media, outreach, finance and election Management. They shall have designated teams which will be notified subsequently. The Task Force will also follow up on the Udaipur ‘Sankalp’ Declaration and the reports of the six groups.”