Ready for polls; confident about decisive mandate: CWC
   Date :18-Sep-2023
ASSERTING that it is ready for elections, the Congress on Sunday expressed confidence about receiving a decisive mandate in the upcoming Assembly polls in five States. Reaffirmed the preparedness of the party organisation for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, it said the people of the country want change. The assertion was made in a resolution adopted at the conclusion of the extended Congress Working Committee meeting here. “This meeting of the Extended Congress Working Committee concludes by expressing its confidence that the Indian National Congress will receive a decisive mandate from the people of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana in the Assembly elections that will be held shortly,” the resolution said. The Congress Party is fully ready for the battle ahead. It is confident that the people of the country are wanting change, the resolution asserted. “We will fulfill their expectations of law and order, freedom, social and economic justice, equality and equity,” it said. The first meeting of the reconstituted Congress Working Committee (CWC) took place on Saturday.
Besides regular members, permanent invitees and special invitees, the extended meeting of the apex decision-making body of the party included State party chiefs, Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leaders, parliamentary party office-bearers and its Central Election Committee members. The Congress top brass held their second round of deliberations on formulating a strategy for the upcoming Assembly elections and the 2024 Lok Sabha polls with party chief Mallikarjun Kharge stressing on unity and maintaining discipline to take on adversaries and ensure success. In his speech on the second day of the extended Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting here, Kharge urged party leaders to set aside their personal differences to ensure the party's success and work towards forming an alternative Government in the country. Kharge told the CWC members, state unit presidents and Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leaders to work towards the goal of defeating the BJP in the 2024 general elections as well as in the upcoming five Assembly polls. He also asked them to be ready for elections in Jammu and Kashmir, whenever it is announced.