CWC authorises Rahul on allies for 2019 polls

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New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Sunday authorised party chief Rahul Gandhi to take a decision on alliances for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, both pre-poll and post-poll.

Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala, who briefed reporters after a CWC meeting here, said that the opposition party was prepared for a “larger alliance” to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance in the next general elections.

“The CWC, the party’s highest decision making body, authorised Gandhi to take appropriate decision for pre- and post-poll alliances as well as to form a small committee for the purpose, if needed,” Surjewala said.

Surjewala said that Gandhi will either involve himself or his senior colleagues in states where such alliances are needed.

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He said an elaborate discussion was held on alliances at the meeting.



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